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    How to say it in English

    Hello everybody!

    This morning on our way to the beach, we saw a terrible mess. It was probably caused by a pack of wild boars, which threw all rubbish out of garbage containers. They scattered the rubbish all over the pavement and took the containers off hinges. Is it proper to say that they left the pavement in a terrible mess.

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    Our little health resort is famous for wild boars.

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    Yes, it is.
    Your resort doesn't sound that healthy!

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    They don't do much harm to the environment.

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    What a great opportunity to use "strewn about." The boars got into the garbage and have strewn it all about.

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    I would say 'wild boar'. The plural form of animals hunted for food or sport is often the same as the singular,

    George shot three boar/deer/buffalo.

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    I thought so, but I was not sure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JACEK1 View Post
    They don't do much harm to the environment.
    They can. Wild hogs are among the most destructive invasive species in the US, mostly because they have few natural predators to keep them in check, doing up to 1.5 billion dollars in damage in the US annually.

    There are numerous State and Federal programs being implemented to help keep the damages in check. Texas in particular has roughly 1/2 the estimated US population of six million feral hogs, although they are a significant threat to habitat and agriculture across 38 US states and even four Canadian provinces. They can be hunted and destroyed without limit, and there is no season on them.

    Texas has something of a cottage industry of individuals who make their living trapping and exterminating wild hogs. Ranchers and farmers who are having a problem will call in one of these professional or semi-profession hog hunters, but it's a temporary solution.

    A number of years ago, we had a neighbor decide it would be a fine idea to trap some of these hogs down in Texas and release them up on the river near his property here in Kansas, so he could hunt them without having to drive to Texas. Within a couple of years, the herd had ballooned to over a 100 hogs, because being a non-native species to Kansas there aren't any predators for them around here.

    Their rooting destroys not only crops and grassland, but native habitat for indigenous species. They can also transmit diseases to livestock.

    They of course didn't stay on the neighbor's property, and were soon turning my front lawn into a swallow. It was like the place had been bombed. They're extremely aggressive and just plain mean as well. They breed prolifically, and are extremely hardy.

    Several neighbors had close encounters with them, especially with children playing outside. At that point, the local game warden rounded up a genuine posse of hunters, and over the course of several days managed to corral them into various areas where they were slaughtered. They had to come back a few times to eventually get all of them. Normally wild hog makes fine eating, but these were so infested with diseases and lice that they simply decided to burn the bodies, and wouldn't allow anybody to collect meat.

    They could never prove anything against the neighbor who allegedly imported them, but he would have faced several hundred thousand dollars in fines as well as several years in jail had they been able to prove it.

    This article indicates they're an increasing problem in Europe as well.
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