Sus scrofa

Sus scrofa

Sus scrofa

(Pig)

FAMILY

Suidae

Species

Sus scrofa

Common name

Pig

Main colour; body size

Usually black; body 120 cm,

tail 20 cm

Mature weight

To 120 kg

Location

Cairns, Townville

Description

This introduced feral is an opportunistic omnivore, usually black in colour with thickened shoulders. Most commonly seen along creek lines particularly along Half Moon Creek and branches. Their presence is usually detected by patches of roughly ploughed ground where they have been digging and wallowing.