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Caretaker of Elderly Couple was Attacked and Killed by Feral Hogs

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According to authorities, the small town of Anahuac, Texas (40 miles east of Houston), has been the site of a feral hog attack, resulting in one fatality. Chambers County Sheriff Brian Hawthorne recently stated that a pack of feral hogs attacked and killed a lady outside of a private residence where she worked as a caretaker. Christine Rollins, identified as the victim in this incident, took care of an elderly couple in their home in Anahuac, where the attack took place.

The Sheriff said on Sunday, November 24, 2019, the 84-year-old female resident of the home was waiting for Rollins to arrive from Liberty, when she chose to go outside. At that point, she discovered the body of 59-year-old Rollins in the front yard of the home, located between the front door and Rollins’ car. She had suffered a severe head wound in addition to a number of other injuries which were said to be consistent with animal bites. On Monday, November 25, 2019, the Jefferson County coroner ruled that Rollins had bled to death as a result of being attacked by feral hogs.

Caretaker of Elderly Couple was Attacked and Killed by Feral Hogs

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“We can kind of tell that from the different sizes of the bites,” Sheriff Hawthorne said in a press conference. “I don’t want to go into detail, but, in my 35 years, I will tell you, it’s one of the worst things I’ve ever seen,” he explained to khou.com . Sheriff Hawthorne further noted that feral hogs are a problem in their area and a lot of complaints have been received from neighbors of the couple in question with respect to having their front yards torn up by the animals. In the meantime, the sheriff’s office has placed traps for the hogs.

Are feral hogs a problem in your part of Texas? Read our story on the surprising origins of these dangerous creatures to learn the truth about how they got to Texas!