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Old 12-02-2019, 09:26 PM
 
Location: Paradise CA, that place on fire
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Right here on City Data, under Current Events, is a new thread regarding how a poor lady was killed by wild hogs after stepping out of her car in Texas. It is an interesting and scary thread indeed.

I don't want to alarm anyone, but can't help asking, can this or similar happen in Arkansas or in the Carolinas?


Signed by: mgforshort - california wimp.

To make it clear, it won't deter us coming there, but I might plan investing in heavier calibers than our .22 PCP air rifle.

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Old 12-03-2019, 07:26 AM
 
Location: Ozark Mountains Arkansas
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Right here on City Data, under Current Events, is a new thread regarding how a poor lady was killed by wild hogs after stepping out of her car in Texas. It is an interesting and scary thread indeed.

I don't want to alarm anyone, but can't help asking, can this or similar happen in Arkansas or in the Carolinas?


Signed by: mgforshort - california wimp.

To make it clear, it won't deter us coming there, but I might plan investing in heavier calibers than our .22 PCP air rifle.



This is a rare and freak accident to happen. How awful! I can tell you I live deep in the woods and have never seen a feral hog but if I did, I'd shoot it. Can it happen? Yes, just like the flying saucer could land in your yard and take you up to space.
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Old 12-03-2019, 10:13 AM
 
Location: Paradise CA, that place on fire
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This is a rare and freak accident to happen. How awful! I can tell you I live deep in the woods and have never seen a feral hog but if I did, I'd shoot it. Can it happen? Yes, just like the flying saucer could land in your yard and take you up to space.

Thanks Holly, you made me feel better. We have bears frequently on our street, one woke me up at 2 AM falling from a tree and landing on the roof, but as soon as we got up with the Airedale and a flashlight he took off running. The scary part of hogs is that they don't scare easily like other wildlife around us.
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Old 12-03-2019, 10:26 AM
 
Location: Nebraska
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Just about any animal can be dangerous when threatened or in protecting their young. As a farm kid I had very close scrapes with Hogs, Cattle, Deer, Snakes and even birds. Birds? You would not believe how ferocious a Feral Guinea Hen can be when protecting her chicks. Cute and Cuddly can get you hurt.
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Old 12-04-2019, 06:04 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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Right here on City Data, under Current Events, is a new thread regarding how a poor lady was killed by wild hogs after stepping out of her car in Texas. It is an interesting and scary thread indeed.

I don't want to alarm anyone, but can't help asking, can this or similar happen in Arkansas or in the Carolinas?


Signed by: mgforshort - california wimp.

To make it clear, it won't deter us coming there, but I might plan investing in heavier calibers than our .22 PCP air rifle.
Anything can happen anywhere I guess but I doubt many are really spending their waking hours worrying about wild pigs. BTW there are many states where pigs might attack, just like the chance a feral cat might attack or maybe a tree limb might fall on your head, especially if you live in a region where there are a log of trees. Freak things happen everywhere. We probably have no more wild animals here than you have in and near Paradise. You are likely to see deer in your back yard, a few places bear (not around here often) squirrels, little furry creatures and feral cats. There are fox but they do not attack and are super pretty. We also do have a few wolves. Even they are not common.
Most of the wild hogs you see around AR are the college kids who have to much to drink on football Saturdays. Now they can be pretty wild.
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Old 12-04-2019, 08:35 AM
 
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Anything can happen anywhere I guess but I doubt many are really spending their waking hours worrying about wild pigs. BTW there are many states where pigs might attack, just like the chance a feral cat might attack or maybe a tree limb might fall on your head, especially if you live in a region where there are a log of trees. Freak things happen everywhere. We probably have no more wild animals here than you have in and near Paradise. You are likely to see deer in your back yard, a few places bear (not around here often) squirrels, little furry creatures and feral cats. There are fox but they do not attack and are super pretty. We also do have a few wolves. Even they are not common.
Most of the wild hogs you see around AR are the college kids who have to much to drink on football Saturdays. Now they can be pretty wild.
There was a feral pig problem out by Eureka Springs a few years ago. I like to hike around Lake Leatherwood, and one of the caretakers out there warned me that feral pigs had been sighted by hikers. Carroll County was looking for solutions, because some property owners had been experiencing damage. I'm not sure what ever came out of it.
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Old 12-04-2019, 08:36 AM
 
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Here's an article about it.

https://www.ualrpublicradio.org/post...unders-silence
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Old 12-07-2019, 09:41 AM
 
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It would be pretty rare for someone to be attacked by a wild hog. You probably need to be a lot more worried about ticks and snakes.
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Old 12-07-2019, 12:09 PM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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It would be pretty rare for someone to be attacked by a wild hog. You probably need to be a lot more worried about ticks and snakes.
True and even they though here are must as well spotted and maybe even more so in other states. We have rarely live anywhere that is free of ticks in the summer. Snakes can be found in any state as far as I know I would be more concerned about snakes in so Ca, AZ, NM and Texas for starters.
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Old 12-08-2019, 04:15 PM
 
Location: SE corner of the Ozark Redoubt
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It would be pretty rare for someone to be attacked by a wild hog. You probably need to be a lot more worried about ticks and snakes.
And between those two, ticks are the bigger danger.
Always have been, if you live outside of a city.

I lived in Texas for 30+ years, and stray dogs hurt and killed more people than other wild animals. Of course, for every person killed by in animal, a dozen are killed by car crashes. And a few hundred by cigarettes.

Note to OP: if you plan to live outside of town, a shotgun (even the smallest which is a .410 shotgun) is a good investment.
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