In only the fifth fatal wild hog attack documented in the United States since 1825, a caretaker was exsanguinated by a pack of feral hogs mere feet from the front door of her destination. After pulling up to a rural Texas home where she worked as a caretaker for an elderly couple, the woman was attacked by a band of roving pigs, and was not found until the couple looked outside later, concerned that she had not shown up at her usual time. The local sheriff said the woman's injuries made it clear she had fought back, and that, based on the varying size of the bite marks, more than one hog had been involved. Exactly how many is impossible to determine, however.
Though attacks are rare, and fatal ones are rarer still, experts remind that feral pigs will lunge and attack people if they feel threatened. The best policy when encountering such animals, who can travel in packs up to 50 strong, is to make as much noise possible, while retreating to a safe location.