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Feral hogs are here again—this time from Canada

Get your memes at the ready.

Sep 12, 2019, 3:35 pm

Internet Culture

 

Siobhan Ball

Those missing the days of 30-50 feral hogs are in luck. According to the Wildlife Services division of the Department of Agriculture, feral hogs have been spotted just over the border in Canada, heading toward Lincoln County, Montana.

People on social media are pretty excited and who can blame them? Truly, 30-50 feral hogs was a golden time on Twitter and we all long for those halcyon days.

https://twitter.com/ufoflying/status/1171947331933151235

Despite the admittedly hilarious nature of all this thanks to the meme, feral hogs do actually pose a serious problem as an invasive species. In addition to carrying diseases that pose a significant threat to wildlife and livestock, they’re also large, aggressive and cause a lot of damage to the terrain via their method of foraging—rooting for food churns up the soil, uprooting plants in the process. Still, it means the memes are back and people aren’t letting the genuine concerns posed by the creatures stop them from having fun.

Some have seized on the opportunity for political parody with Twitter user @RossWB saying;

“When Canada sends its feral hogs, they’re not sending their best. They’re not sending you. They’re sending feral hogs that have lots of problems. They’re bringing disease. They’re stealing food. They’re bad chanchos. And some, I assume, are good pigs.”

Meanwhile, Redditors took the opportunity to get apocalyptic, with user MMillion05 crying in all caps “THE PROPHECY.”

Reddit user sardonic had a serious concern, were the warlike emu’s of Australia in cahoots with the feral hogs?

And some offered a tasty, tasty solution to the problem. Redditor DarthRusty said:

“Fuck that. Build a bridge with hog bait leading to the US and put a big smoker on our side under a big “Welcome Piggies” banner.”

Finally, Twitter came through with the hybrid memes. Feral hogs crossed with baby shark may not be the meme you wanted, but it’s certainly the meme we all deserve.

https://twitter.com/mellowmadds/status/1158497886470119426

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*First Published: Sep 12, 2019, 3:35 pm