Feral Hog Assault: Woman Attacked, Killed by Wild Hogs in Texas


A woman in southeastern Texas has died after she was attacked by a pack of feral hogs Sunday morning outside her home where she worked as a caretaker. The official cause of death has been ruled exsanguination due to feral hog assault.

Chambers County Sheriff Brian Hawthorne stated in a press conference that Christine Rollins, 59, returned to her home between 6 and 6:30 a.m. when she was brutally attacked. An 84-year-old woman who had been under Rollins’ care for nearly two years found her in the front yard laying between her car and the front door, Hawthorne said in the report.

Rollins reportedly suffered a severe head injury along with several other wounds consistent with varying size bite marks, which indicates multiple hogs were involved.

A coroner in Jefferson County ruled Monday that Rollins bled to death after an attack by feral hogs.

“In my 35 years, it was one of the worst things I had ever seen,” Hawthorne said regarding the scene.

While Texas has been dealing with these invasive pigs for several years now, incidents like this one remain quite rare.

“From what little research we have found, there is less than six of these (attacks leading to death) that have been reported in the nation over the very many years in reporting these kind of deaths,” Sheriff Hawthorne said.

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