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Authorities Left Shaken After Texas Woman Attacked And Killed By Pack Of Feral Hogs

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Earlier this year, a meme went viral on Twitter involving a dangerous pack of feral hogs.

Prompted by THIS response to a post about assault weapons.

You may remember some of the funnier entries:

In a shocking turn of events, however, it seems a woman in Texas was actually killed by a pack of feral hogs as she was on her way to work.

Christine Rollins, 59, was walking into the home of the elderly couple she acts as caretaker for when police believe she was attacked and killed by feral hogs.

Authorities were hesitant to announce the cause of death until an autopsy confirmed it, but the medical examiner was eventually able to determine she died from blood loss “due to feral hog assault.”

Chambers County Sheriff Brian Hawthorne commented:

“In my 35 years, I will tell you it’s one of the worst things I’ve ever seen.”

The medical examiner was able to determine hogs as the culprit from the shape and variety of the bite marks.

“There is no question in the medical examiner’s mind that this was feral hogs that caused her death.”

When she didn’t arrive for work, one of Rollins’ 84-year-old clients checked the yard and called 911 but it was too late.

Feral hogs have become a very real nuisance in the area, and have taken over several pastures in the Chambers County area.

The city offered their condolences to Rollins’s family, calling her death “unbelievably tragic.” They’ve also gone out of their way to remind people that feral hog attacks are incredibly rare.


Written by Collin Gossel

Collin Gossel is a writer and comedian living in Brooklyn, New York, but there are nights when he looks up at the stars and wistfully thinks to himself “there’s got to be more out there…” You can catch Collin improvising new musicals every Tuesday night at the Magnet Theater’s Musical Megawatt, or follow his unfiltered thoughts on Twitter and Instagram @CollinGossel.--