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.
has anyone checked on the feral hogs recently or
— David Quiñones (@David_Quinones) September 12, 2019
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.
Omg, the feral hogs are real!https://t.co/GcciGOttWj
— Wild Mountain Saoirse ☘️ (@rabbicece) September 12, 2019
How many feral hogs? 30-50? https://t.co/sodw01yFE2
— Korlis (@Korlis) September 12, 2019
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.
I fucking knew it, I got rid of my guns and let the kids out to play. Within minutes there were 30-50 feral Hogs surrounding them with their bellicose growling. Way to go libs pic.twitter.com/EZV7AvS0kx
— Spartan 117 (@spartymoshow) September 11, 2019
First they sent their geese, and those things are assholes, yet we said nothing…
Then they sent their Bieber, and we bitched a little…
Then they sent their feral hogs for us…
WHEN DOES THIS MADNESS STOP?!?! 🤣 https://t.co/eMtHx6W36G
— Pinche-Pastor of Our🚺of the🖕Church (@Pinche_Pi) September 11, 2019
30-50 feral hogs coming to a city near you pic.twitter.com/m15BxbdPfz
— Princess of Weebs and Symphogear User Rose (@ThePrincessWeeb) September 12, 2019
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.”
"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."
— RossWB (@RossWB) September 12, 2019
The danger is these are socialist hogs. There are plenty of feral hogs in Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, Oklahoma and above all Texas, where roughly 2 million feral hogs roam. But they are Republican hogs and pose no serious threat.
— Vox Clamantis (@_in_deserto) September 12, 2019
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.”
I’m so hungry i could eat 30-50 feral hogs!
— Lights (@lights) August 6, 2019
Well yeah, I can eat feral hogs.
— Enter the 7 Chambers of Fiendish Dr. Noid, API-T (@_noid_) September 12, 2019
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.
I have shot
in the yard
you were concerned
I winged a kid
a slow one
no great loss
— WorkThroughItHat (@Popehat) August 6, 2019
CUT MY LIFE INTO PIECES
HERE COME THE FERAL HOGS
30-50. MY CHILDREN.
DON'T HAVE A GUN
SO I GUESS THE HOGS EAT THEM#feralhogs
— Mass for Shut-ins (is a podcast) (@edburmila) August 6, 2019