CNN is reporting that a 59-year-old woman was found dead after pre-dawn attack by a group of feral hogs outside a home in Anahuac, Texas.
Christine Rollins, a 59-year old caregiver to an elderly couple in Anahuac, failed to show up at her normal time on Sunday, the sheriff’s office said. The 84-year-old homeowner found her lying in the front yard between her car and the house.
Local Sheriff Brian Hawthorne told reporters that “multiple hogs” assaulted Rollins when she arrived at work, likely between 6 and 6:30 a.m., when it was still dark outside.
“In my 35 years, I will tell you it’s one of the worst things I’ve ever seen,” he said.
Jefferson County Medical Examiner Selly Rivers determined Rollins was attacked by different hogs because of the various size of the bites on her bod.
The sheriff noted feral hogs are a problem across Texas, but attacks are rare. Neighbors in the area have recently complained, though, about the number of wild hogs in the area.