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(Yahoo)   Radioactive wild boar-pig hybrid emerges in nuclear wasteland of Fukushima. Answers to "Bacon"   (yahoo.com) divider line
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2021-06-30 10:18:17 PM  
Chris P Bacon news anchor reporter looses control laughs at name of pig
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2021-06-30 10:34:03 PM  
Radioactive wild boar-pig dares you to make some bacon out of him.
 
2021-06-30 10:53:46 PM  
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What a radioactive japanese boar might look like
 
2021-06-30 11:24:36 PM  
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2021-06-30 11:38:31 PM  
Oh goody. This is S000oooo much better than last year, with the Cocaine Fueled wild boars.

Apocalypse Bingo is FUN!
 
2021-06-30 11:54:15 PM  
It's serial
 
2021-07-01 12:19:10 AM  

roddikinsathome: Oh goody. This is S000oooo much better than last year, with the Cocaine Fueled wild boars.

Apocalypse Bingo is FUN!


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2021-07-01 12:19:51 AM  
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Soon...
 
2021-07-01 12:22:04 AM  

roddikinsathome: Oh goody. This is S000oooo much better than last year, with the Cocaine Fueled wild boars.

Apocalypse Bingo is FUN!


There were worse than that, there were cocaine hippopotamuses. Unfortunately the beasts were not actually high on the drug, which while tragic, could have been man-eatingly spectacular.
 
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2021-07-01 12:35:05 AM  
F*ckin' pigs!
 
2021-07-01 1:35:22 AM  
Yes. I know. Farking pigs, exactly.

I have an exclusion zone of my own going now. The forest in which I live is more or less contiguous with the forests in which the boars are thriving. This last winter, they cleaned my garden of Jerusalem artichokes... probably 50 kg... and a lot of the dirt they were growing in. That is how good my soil is. Good enough to eat.

A neighbor caught the whole thing on video. They came at night, two or three times, and moved on once they had eaten all they could.

So now I have a fence, and I can top it with barbed wire or an electric line. Kind of wondering which to go for. I still have time before they come back. If I did not use the fence, then the boar family picnic would extend to my cold frames and everything else eventually. They LEARN and teach their young, which makes them almost as bad as monkeys.

The article is nice. Note that NO genetic mutation was found, only pigs doing what they naturally do: making bacon five or six piglets at a time. Life..... finds a way. Letting them breed would be my choice because it is likely to produce progeny that are more docile, easy to spot, and delicious. Not a great thing for species diversity, but we would eventually get a Fukushima landrace, which could be cool. And the bears have to eat something, after all.
 
2021-07-01 1:36:42 AM  
At least they have not learned to fly biplanes..... yet.
 
2021-07-01 3:00:17 AM  

2fardownthread: Yes. I know. Farking pigs, exactly.

I have an exclusion zone of my own going now. The forest in which I live is more or less contiguous with the forests in which the boars are thriving. This last winter, they cleaned my garden of Jerusalem artichokes... probably 50 kg... and a lot of the dirt they were growing in. That is how good my soil is. Good enough to eat.

A neighbor caught the whole thing on video. They came at night, two or three times, and moved on once they had eaten all they could.

So now I have a fence, and I can top it with barbed wire or an electric line. Kind of wondering which to go for. I still have time before they come back. If I did not use the fence, then the boar family picnic would extend to my cold frames and everything else eventually. They LEARN and teach their young, which makes them almost as bad as monkeys.

The article is nice. Note that NO genetic mutation was found, only pigs doing what they naturally do: making bacon five or six piglets at a time. Life..... finds a way. Letting them breed would be my choice because it is likely to produce progeny that are more docile, easy to spot, and delicious. Not a great thing for species diversity, but we would eventually get a Fukushima landrace, which could be cool. And the bears have to eat something, after all.


Domestic hogs cheerfully go feral given the chance, and are almost indistinguishable from wild boar after 2 or 3 generations. Boar never self-tame.

Incidentally, saying boar and domestic hogs "hybridize" is something of a stretch, since they are the same species, just separate subspecies.
 
2021-07-01 3:17:25 AM  
What's really terrifying is that he answers "Look, I really don't like that name".

In English. That's the really scary part.
 
2021-07-01 3:37:13 AM  

Jeff5: 2fardownthread: Yes. I know. Farking pigs, exactly.

I have an exclusion zone of my own going now. The forest in which I live is more or less contiguous with the forests in which the boars are thriving. This last winter, they cleaned my garden of Jerusalem artichokes... probably 50 kg... and a lot of the dirt they were growing in. That is how good my soil is. Good enough to eat.

A neighbor caught the whole thing on video. They came at night, two or three times, and moved on once they had eaten all they could.

So now I have a fence, and I can top it with barbed wire or an electric line. Kind of wondering which to go for. I still have time before they come back. If I did not use the fence, then the boar family picnic would extend to my cold frames and everything else eventually. They LEARN and teach their young, which makes them almost as bad as monkeys.

The article is nice. Note that NO genetic mutation was found, only pigs doing what they naturally do: making bacon five or six piglets at a time. Life..... finds a way. Letting them breed would be my choice because it is likely to produce progeny that are more docile, easy to spot, and delicious. Not a great thing for species diversity, but we would eventually get a Fukushima landrace, which could be cool. And the bears have to eat something, after all.

Domestic hogs cheerfully go feral given the chance, and are almost indistinguishable from wild boar after 2 or 3 generations. Boar never self-tame.

Incidentally, saying boar and domestic hogs "hybridize" is something of a stretch, since they are the same species, just separate subspecies.


I used HYBRIDIZE because it is in the article and I assumed that people read the article. I don't like hybrid so much either, which is why I used LANDRACE as my nomenclature. See above.

And the distinction I was making, as the picture in the article shows, is that a feral pig will at least be all pinky looking instead of the brown bristle razor back type that one normally thinks of as a boar. Assuming that the pinky white hide is recessive, it might nevertheless make some of them easier to spot. Again, see above. And if they travel in groups, the whole group will be easier to spot. Shomen kara tatakau no ha inoshishi no hokori da. Spotting them first is pretty important.

The article ALSO mentions that many of the recessive traits disappear after some generations, which is why they did the DNA analyses of them and found that many of the boars they had tested showed domestic pig DNA. TFA kind of deals with this.

Anyhoo. Barbecued two racks of ribs for the extended family last Saturday, so.... winning!
 
2021-07-01 5:19:00 AM  

2fardownthread: Yes. I know. Farking pigs, exactly.

I have an exclusion zone of my own going now. The forest in which I live is more or less contiguous with the forests in which the boars are thriving. This last winter, they cleaned my garden of Jerusalem artichokes... probably 50 kg... and a lot of the dirt they were growing in. That is how good my soil is. Good enough to eat.

A neighbor caught the whole thing on video. They came at night, two or three times, and moved on once they had eaten all they could.

So now I have a fence, and I can top it with barbed wire or an electric line. Kind of wondering which to go for. I still have time before they come back.


Concertina Wire - with an electric line run through the center.  If they are like the US wild boar/pig/hogs - you might want to add some wooden stakes to the outside so they don't try to dig under/knock down your fence.  If you can get some gray wolf Marker, that might send an additional layer of "Kick Rocks" to the piggies.
 
2021-07-01 6:03:51 AM  
Isn't saying boar pig hybrid kinda like saying human primate hybrid?
 
2021-07-01 6:44:55 AM  
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So Bebop a loo bop a wop sham boo!! And domo arigato if I got to!
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2021-07-01 10:01:04 AM  
Meanwhile in another part of Fukushima...
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2021-07-01 12:05:07 PM  
So they cook themselves?
 
2021-07-01 2:03:48 PM  

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So was the anchor hammered, or stoned?
 
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