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#6312957 - 05/26/16 10:04 PM Are pigs carnivores ?
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Someone asked me if pigs will eat dead pigs and I rattled off a quick answer "yeah they'll eat anything , the opportunist feeders".

Then I got to thinking, I've never read or seen any videos to prove or disprove the statement.

Now I ask you guys - will they eat dead animals (hogs , fish , deer , coons) ?

Do you have link to read or watch this behavior ?
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#6312965 - 05/26/16 10:08 PM Re: Are pigs carnivores ? [Re: Pig_Popper]
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They eat grubs so that make them carnivores

On my place they will not touch meat

I ve seen videos of them eating mice

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#6312980 - 05/26/16 10:21 PM Re: Are pigs carnivores ? [Re: Pig_Popper]
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#6312984 - 05/26/16 10:22 PM Re: Are pigs carnivores ? [Re: Pig_Popper]
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Someone posted a video on here sometime back of pigs eating on a dead deer.

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#6312985 - 05/26/16 10:23 PM Re: Are pigs carnivores ? [Re: Pig_Popper]
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#6313015 - 05/26/16 10:42 PM Re: Are pigs carnivores ? [Re: Pig_Popper]
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I've seen pigs eating a road-killed hog. A buddy of mine fed the scraps of a couple does we shot last season to their sows.

So yes.
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#6313066 - 05/27/16 02:16 AM Re: Are pigs carnivores ? [Re: Pig_Popper]
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I believe I would call them omnivores since they'll eat just about everything.

when I was around 10 or so I remember heading out to feed some hogs we had caught the month before. one of them was a young sow who had several piglets the day after we put her in the pen. as I got closer to the pens I could see her carrying something around in her mouth. turned out to be one of her piglets. she had already eaten two and was working on the third when I walked up. food

that left an impression.


Edited by LSCG (05/27/16 02:18 AM)
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#6313093 - 05/27/16 06:04 AM Re: Are pigs carnivores ? [Re: Pig_Popper]
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They will eat anything including dead pigs. My neighbor traps them, kills them. He left 2 hogs on the fence line. When my buddy was walking to his stand before dawn, he jumped 3 pigs feeding on them at the fence line. Startled him so bad I don't think he had a chance to even get his rifle shouldered.
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#6313103 - 05/27/16 06:16 AM Re: Are pigs carnivores ? [Re: Pig_Popper]
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Thanks all for the stories and photo/video.

Keep'em coming
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#6313340 - 05/27/16 09:54 AM Re: Are pigs carnivores ? [Re: Pig_Popper]
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I was in my cozy box blind in misty/rainy weather on a moon lit night.
A group of smaller pigs wondered into the feeder area and I waited to see if there were some bigger ones following.
I watched for 10-15 minutes and decided they were probably alone so I shot the biggest one which was only 40-50 pounds and he dropped right by the feeder.
It started raining harder and lasted about 20 minutes so I just sat tight in the box blind.
It lightened up a little and as I was scanning the area, some sows came in.
One that was about 150 pounds walked over and sniffed the dead pig on the ground.
As another sow walked toward them, the first one grabbed the dead one and started eating it.
She had ate about half of it before I could pull the rifle up record thru the NV.
Dammit! I bumped the stand and they scattered.
I just caught the tail end of the sow trotting off with the rest of the dead one in her mouth.


Edited by Vern1 (05/27/16 09:55 AM)
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#6313368 - 05/27/16 10:14 AM Re: Are pigs carnivores ? [Re: Pig_Popper]
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Registered: 05/13/16
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That picture isn't North American hogs. I wish I had a place with hogs like that. They look pretty awesome.

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#6313371 - 05/27/16 10:15 AM Re: Are pigs carnivores ? [Re: Pig_Popper]
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Oh yeah they eat meat. Not everywhere though. I think they just eat it when there's not a lot to choose from.

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#6313409 - 05/27/16 10:49 AM Re: Are pigs carnivores ? [Re: Pig_Popper]
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Registered: 10/22/14
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Loc: San Antonio
When I was younger we found some mice under a tarp, my dad picked up the little pink mice and through them in the pens with the hogs they gobbled those suckers up...
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#6313479 - 05/27/16 11:58 AM Re: Are pigs carnivores ? [Re: Pig_Popper]
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Registered: 11/20/14
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Loc: Athens, TX
It's easier to make a list of what a hog won't eat than it is to make a list of what they will eat.

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#6313482 - 05/27/16 12:00 PM Re: Are pigs carnivores ? [Re: Pig_Popper]
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I think if it has a calorie, and a pig can get its lips around it, it's gone.
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