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Once people were gone, the boar took over. I think the pigs were not able to survive in the wild, but the boar thrived in the abandoned towns — because they’re so robust.

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Donovan Anderson, a researcher at Fukushima University. Radioactive swine hybrids have been roaming the area surrounding Fukushima, where the Daiichi nuclear power plant was hit by a tsunami on March 11, 2011, a team of researchers has found. The boar-pig hybrid originated in the initial exclusion zone, where radiation levels are likely highest.

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Now it’s “Radioactive swine hybrids?!? - The world continues to watch Japan’s daily, unfolding circus “side-show”.

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Conflicted over ‘some insensitivity to those displaced’; the opportunity to ‘point a finger’ at another ’Corporate Japan’-made disasters; and, the absolute bizarreness of the topic: “Radioactive swine hybrids

Apparently, it’s trending across the world as a matter of both concern, and parody:

https://www.theregister.com/2021/07/06/radioactive_hybrid_terror_pigs_fan_art/

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I think the pigs were not able to survive in the wild

Stopped reading right there.

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The Pig-boar hybrids or “Inobuta” are a menace in the southern US as well, especially Texas.

The hybrids are generally bigger and bolder than pure boar, and have more fatty meat with less “gamey” taste.

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Right, there were no pigs on Earth until man bred them and kept them in cages... and no way they could have survived in the wild. If anything, I'd suspect natural predators, which have also increased in number since that part of Fukushima had to be abandoned.

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So if the tame pigs bred with the wild boars how can you say they didn't survive? Seems like they did pretty well.

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and no way they could have survived in the wild

Don’t underestimate those cute domesticated piggies. They are intelligent in a certain sense and they can and will eat anything. There are even cases when they attacked and ate their feeding farmer, right in the cage, for hunger or rage of bad treatment the day before etc. It would be probably so , that left in the wild, the fittest of them will quickly abide and survive while the majority won’t, that’s where you’re right. And that surviving pigs will surely quickly develop back to boars then, two or three generations I bet. It’s the same when urban citizens left in the jungle, a few may and will do, the big rest is not detectable anymore after some hours or days.

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The domestic pig is smaller and the wild ones forced themselves on them producing a hybrid. Feral pig versus domestic pig.

This is a familiar process following large-scale human evacuations and similar rewilding situations that occurred in the area surrounding the site of the Chernobyl incident in 1986, despite the efforts of the Soviet authorities to control the animal population.

The boar war has been avoided, but at what cost to the boar?

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It was easy to expect wild animals to survive better in the wild, in the same way that it would be easy to see domesticated animals having more advantages when used by humans.

Radioactivity is not such a danger in the short term for wild animals, they do not depend on having long lives or full fertility to survive in an ecosystem without specially important depredation.

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The domestic pig is smaller and the wild ones forced themselves on them producing a hybrid. Feral pig versus domestic pig.

So are you implying that the male domesticated pigs got the shaft, while the female domesticated pigs were animal raped?

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It is more like wild pigs were bred until they could no longer survive in the wild. Bred for large size and quality of the meat vs abilities to survive in the wild.

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A domestic pig would survive better and live longer ( many years) in the wild than in a normal farm setting. A domestic pig raised on a farm has life span is 6 months. The domestic pig lifestyle consist of being pend up all its life (6months) in a small enclosure and fed constantly with the same high quality feed every day with no variety. The domestic Pig offspring can still grow incisors for protection and for rooting the ground to feed. This is another example of a scientist simply not known what a domestic pigs is and its farm life is like or he is not telling the truth due to his true agenda. I assume he is lying because of his true agenda.

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