One Woman’s Death By Feral Hog Might Not Have Been Caused By The Animal After All

A medical examiner determined that a feral hog killed Christine Rollins, but her daughter is skeptical because attacks by the animal are extremely rare.

By Michael MarksFebruary 25, 2020 2:41 pm,

In late November, 59-year-old Christine Rollins was found dead outside a home in Anahuac, a rural area east of Houston. She was a caretaker for the elderly woman who lived inside that house. Her death was a shock to those who knew her, and the alleged cause was even more shocking: death by feral hog. But Rollins’ daughter and others are now skeptical that that was indeed the cause.

Emily Foxhall is a reporter for the Houston Chronicle, and says that although people in Anahuac are used to the feral hogs being a nuisance, they never expected them to attack a person. Foxhall says attacks by feral hogs are extremely rare – less than a one-in-a-million chance, according to research data. That’s why some are now suspicious that her cause of death was really due to an attack by the animal. What’s more, dogs were found lingering around Rollins’ body after her death.

“There’s really no doubt that hogs got to her body at some point,” Foxhall says. “The question is whether hogs were what actually caused her to die, or if something else caused her to die and then the hogs came along.”

Here’s what you’ll hear in this segment:

– Why some are skeptical that feral hogs attacked and killed Rollins

– What authorities are saying about the case

– How dogs could be involved in Rollins’ death


Written by Samantha Carrizal.