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Biggest Nest of the Year

Wednesday, March 28, 2012 3:01 PM | Anonymous member

While some biologists are out following golden-cheeked warblers and black-capped vireos to try to find their nests, our Deputy Refuge Manager, David Maple, has one-upped us by finding the biggest nest of the year. And, I do not think that his record will be beat. David found the first pig nest of his career. And to top that off, he found a second one the same day about a quarter mile away. You can see video of a domestic free-ranging pig nest at http://youtu.be/yzjfuE4rwSc. Neither of us even realized that wild pigs made nests until recently. However, when I was a kid we had a pig, Grunt, that made a nest with hay that we put in her pen. The nest in this picture taken by David is 4-5 feet in diameter and made from grass.

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  • Friday, March 30, 2012 2:35 PM | Anonymous
    Awww, that's really sad. These destructive creatures are getting so out of control and doing so much damage to the environment and all the other birds and native wildlife that depend on that environment.
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    • Monday, April 02, 2012 3:10 PM | Anonymous member
      Yes. I should note that we trap feral hogs to remove as many as we can. Identifying sign like these nests helps us focus our trapping efforts.
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