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Photos of wild pigs in Moraga & other spots around the Bay

Wild pig boar on Lime Ridge, Walnut Creek. Photo by Brian Murphy, W.C., CA.
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Dear readers:
I’ve been writing about wild pigs in Moraga, CA, in my last three daily newspaper columns:

Dec. 27: http://www.mercurynews.com/gary-bogue/ci_19621197

Dec. 28: http://www.mercurynews.com/gary-bogue/ci_19626164

Dec. 29: http://www.mercurynews.com/gary-bogue/ci_19632728

I thought it would be fun to illustrate these columns with some wild pig photos sent to me by my readers in response to what I wrote. I also asked if anyone had ever seen wild pigs in Moraga, or anywhere else in the San Francisco Bay Area. People who responded were asked to include “the name of the city and the nearest cross streets to the sighting … the number of pigs you saw … what they were doing … and when you saw them.” To date, I’ve had 23 responses, indicating there are a LOT of wild pigs rooting around in the Bay Area. If you’d like to add to this information, please do below under “Add a comment!” There will be more newspaper columns and blogs to come on this subject.

In the meantime, check out these great wild pig photos:
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Posted on Thursday, December 29th, 2011
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Wild pigs chill out in the hot steamy rain forest jungle

Hot pigs take cool bath in steamy rain forest jungle. Photo by Gary Bogue
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CHILL OUT!

While wandering through the steaming hot rain forest jungle on a little island off the coast of Singapore in early October of last year, I came across these two wild pigs. They obviously knew how to deal with the horrific heat and humidity.

Unfortunately, there wasn’t enough room for me to join them. /Gary

Posted on Thursday, January 13th, 2011
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Bears? On Mount Diablo?

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For the last month or so, about once a week I’ve been getting calls from people who claim they’ve seen bears on Mount Diablo.

Well, what they’ve been seeing may have LOOKED like bears, but they’re not. What people have been seeing is WILD PIGS, like the one in the above photo.

When viewed from a distance, those big, fat, dark shapes look just like bears … but they’re actually wild pigs. There’s over 100 wild pigs wandering over the sides of our mountain. They’re shy and keep their distance from people, so when we see them it’s usually from afar.

So be aware. That’s not a bear. /Gary

Posted on Wednesday, August 20th, 2008
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