Understorey (less than 3m)

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Feral pig rooting has caused this ground damage.

Rooting by feral pigs causes enormous damage. Rooting is a foraging behaviour, and is often undertaken systematically in deep regular patterns. It is the most common and evident sign of the presence of feral pigs.

Photograph: by K. Darwick. Crown Copyright: Department of Conservation Te Papa Atawhai, 2014.