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    Texas woman killed by feral hogs in 'tragic, rare incident'

    Texas woman killed by feral hogs in 'tragic, rare incident' | US news | The Guardian

    Texas woman killed by feral hogs in 'tragic, rare incident'
    Christine Marie Rollins, 59, attacked outside a home in Anahuac in ‘one of the worst cases I’ve ever seen’, county sheriff says


    A 59-year-old Texan woman has died after being assaulted by feral hogs, in what the county sheriff described as “one of the worst cases I’ve ever seen”.

    Christine Marie Rollins, 59, a healthcare worker, arrived to look after an 84-year-old patient who she had been caring for almost two years when she was attacked in the early hours of Sunday morning.
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    I don't know if they have a bounty on these, but with all the guns in TX they should be high sport for earning some extra $$$.

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    Re: Texas woman killed by feral hogs in 'tragic, rare incident'

    Bounty program looks to help control Texas' feral hog problem | KEYE

    A rollover accident on SH 130 near Manor that left a semi-truck driver injured was caused by feral hogs, officials said Friday.

    40 gallons of gas needed to be cleaned after the early Thursday morning crash. Authorities said the driver slowed down when they noticed the hogs on the road, but they still got in his way and he swerved to avoid them causing the truck to roll over.
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    When a toll road was opened in TX, the local authorities called it 'a hog blood bath.' These critters seem to have no fear.
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    Re: Texas woman killed by feral hogs in 'tragic, rare incident'

    Quote Originally Posted by JacksinPA View Post
    A rollover accident on SH 130 near Manor that left a semi-truck driver injured was caused by feral hogs, officials said Friday. 40 gallons of gas needed to be cleaned after the early Thursday morning crash. Authorities said the driver slowed down when they noticed the hogs on the road, but they still got in his way and he swerved to avoid them causing the truck to roll over.
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    When a toll road was opened in TX, the local authorities called it 'a hog blood bath.' These critters seem to have no fear.
    I've lost count of the ferals I've hit with my truck. At least a dozen. My cattle guard, bumper and headlights are a hot mess. My friends tease me by asking if I hit any hogs lately.

    Hogs aren't tall so it's far better to just hit them than try and swerve when you have any speed and are a bit high centered. Hogs do know fear, I have shot dozens and never had one turn on me. Once hunted they become very nocturnal. The reason so many get hit on the roads is their strong herd habit. I've hit single boars in the road but most road kill is a sow or her piglets. The extended family, a passel, follows the lead sow, I've watched the mix bag ALL try and race across the road in front of me, I usually hit the 4th of 5th hog.

    Hunting is not an effective method of control. A normal passel around me has 15 or so pigs in it. I can hit one or two before they run like hell. They haul butt at around 22 mph. My mildot lead is YUGE. Feral sows can breed year round, they can have approx. 6-8 piglets each time and their piglets ready to reproduce very young. They are the cockroaches of the mammal world.

    I'd say we can't get rid of them but a YUGE Gubmint program to remote trap passels is move effective, getting at least half of each passel in the trap. 5 bucks a head isn't going to turn the tide. Providing a fund to help offset the cost of the remote traps makes more sense.

    I've had ferals on my creek bottom for 20 years, never once been attacked, even by wounded ones I followed into the tangles to finish off. My sympathies to her family....

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