Mac & Mac's Pick: Wild Hogs

By WEEK Reporter

March 2, 2012 Updated Mar 2, 2012 at 11:13 PM CDT

GDANSK, POLAND -- The wild pig problem in Gdansk, Poland is so bad, the mayor has issued "shoot on sight" orders.

First, you have to hire someone with a gun.

The wild pigs aren't afraid of people --obviously -- and they can be dangerous.

G'dansk is a city of 450-thousand people...and these animals have moved right in.

Feral pigs are prolific breeders, and females can have several litters with up to a dozen piglets a year.

Females and their piglets live in family groups, and there's a danger the sows could attack.

Only legal hunters in Gdansk are authorized to shoot wild boars, so civilians who want to kill the animals have to hire a hunter. According to National Geographic, wild pigs now live on every continent except Antarctica.