Wild pigs blamed for Texas woman’s death

Texas has over 1.5 million wild pigs. ©Kay Ledbetter/Texas A&M AgriLife

Officials say a Texas woman was killed in an attack by wild pigs, one of the rare instances it’s been known to occur. Investigators say 59-year-old Christine Marie Rollins was caring for an elderly couple at their home in Anahuac, a rural area 50 miles east of Houston, when she came across the hogs on their property on a morning in November. Wild pigs, also known as feral hogs, can cause significant impacts to property and the environment, but killing humans is rare. More than 1.5 million. “What little research we’ve found, less than six have been reported in the nation,” Sheriff Brian Hawthorne told reporters.

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