Kōrero: Introduced animal pests

Pig rubbing damage (2 o 2)

Pig rubbing damage

The trunk of this tree fern has almost been worn through by pigs – they have rubbed their tusks and tough skins against it. Such trees and logs are often covered in mud, as pigs wallow in mud holes to rid themselves of lice and other parasites before enjoying a good scratch against a tree.

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Department of Conservation
Reference: 10025092

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Bob Brockie, 'Introduced animal pests - Deer, goats, pigs and wasps', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/10139/pig-rubbing-damage (accessed 1 October 2022)

He kōrero nā Bob Brockie, i tāngia i te 24 Sep 2007, updated 1 Jul 2015