Feral pigs are far more destructive than nutria and armadillos and constitute a threat to human beings, agriculture and the environment. They are everywhere, grazing on golf courses, sauntering onto airport runways and crashing into cars.
Some areas have slight outbreaks and others have all-out epidemics of the illness. Worse yet, if your dog comes into contact with another infected canine, it could spread depending on the mange variety.
Michigan is the sixth state to authorize wolf hunting following the removal of federal protections in recent years, a testament to the strong comeback of a species that was close to eradication in the lower 48 states.