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There is a new and invasive species menacing crops and cattle alike in Saskatchewan: Wild boar. Brought to the Prairies by gourmet food farmers, they are now running amok, eating everything from grain to small deer. Ryan Brook, an assistant professor in the college of Agriculture at the University of Saskatchewan, has been using wildlife cameras to track the tusked pig, which were first introduced in the south but are now as far north as Prince Albert (and also in Manitoba and Alberta). He is trying to alert farmers and governments that the wild boar population has the potential to get a lot worse, and spoke to the Post’s Jen Gerson:

Q: What’s going on over there?
Well, the short answer is that we don’t really have a great handle on it, but it looks like wild boar, we know that they’re in the province of Saskatchewan and…

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