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Decaying Realities: Pig skulls, like this one found on Santa Cruz Island a few years back, were an ironic calling card of progress as authorities worked to eradicate the unwanted pig population in the name of helping native species, like the Island Fox, come back from the brink of extinction. “It is a turf war,” said Boyle about such efforts. “It is so interesting to think about what animals are privileged
and [which] have to go … It is fascinating.”

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