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Wed Nov 27, 2019, 05:57 AM

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

Source: 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

Poppy Noor
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Tue 26 Nov 2019 15.39 GMT
Last modified on Tue 26 Nov 2019 20.30 GMT

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.

Sheriff Brian Hawthorne said he would not go into the details of the incident but said he was disturbed by the attack. In a statement, he said: “This is an unbelievably tragic, a very rare incident. In my 35 years I will tell you it’s one of the worst things I’ve ever seen.”

Hawthorne said that bites and bruises of varying sizes made it clear that multiple animals were involved in the attack. He said the pigs had taken over some of the pasture and woods of the family land.

The issue of feral hogs in the US has been bubbling under the surface for some time.

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Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/nov/26/texas-woman-killed-feral-hogs

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Woman killed by herd of wild boars outside Texas home

26 November 2019

A woman in Texas has been killed by a herd of wild boars in south-east Texas.

Christine Rollins, 59, was attacked in Anahuac, east of Houston, outside a home where she worked as a caregiver to an elderly woman.

Chambers County Sheriff Brian Hawthorne told reporters on Monday: "In my 35 years I will tell you it's one of the worst things I've ever seen."

The victim was found by the 84-year-old woman she worked for after failing to show up for her shift on Sunday.

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Read more: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-50564675


Christine Rollins was a month away from her 60th birthday when she was killed (CBS)

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