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Animal Planets "Invasion of the mutant hogs"

Discussion in 'Hunting' started by TexasPatriot.308, May 26, 2013.

  1. TexasPatriot.308

    TexasPatriot.308 Well-Known Member

    some of this was filmed near some of my pastures....what a sensationalized piece of bull hocky. any animal will defend its young uns. a wounded boar may come after you but you need to know what you are doing. we have learned here about driving at night, most of the pigs are black and hard to see, just slow down and watch out. these pigs aint monsters, I kill them with a .17hmr almost daily....you would think these feral pigs are bullet proof and stalking humans....like I said bunch of sensationalism....these experts also labeled a pack of javelinas as wild hogs (some experts). Javelinas aint even hogs they are in a different class, rodent I think.
  2. Sol

    Sol Well-Known Member

    Feral pigs do not bring in viewers and ratings. MUTANT MONSTER HOGS bring in the viewers.
  3. Texan Scott

    Texan Scott Well-Known Member

    Once again, standing in my kitchen singing "Attack of the Killer Tomatoes"...
  4. armoredman

    armoredman Well-Known Member

    Thanks, Scott, now I'll be humming that tune all day...
    Javalina are rodents - good tasting rodents if cooked right.
    As for the title, remember the newspaperman's mantra - "if it bleeds, it leads!"

  5. Patocazador

    Patocazador Well-Known Member

    Javelinas are one step away from hogs according to taxonomists and zoologists. They are in 'Suinae' along with hogs but in Genus pecari rather than sus. They are not rodents.
  6. Texan Scott

    Texan Scott Well-Known Member

    BAAHAHAHAHAHAAA, Hahahahaaaa, wheeeeee....

    And yeah, they're only very remotely related to actual pigs. Proper English name for them is "collared peccary", also known to some as "skunk pigs", for reasons immediately obvious ... they actually have musk glands.
  7. Double Naught Spy

    Double Naught Spy Sus Venator

    Right, not rodents but not one step away either. They are in a completely different Family.
  8. MCgunner

    MCgunner Well-Known Member

    Wife and I thought it was a comedy. It was hilarious! :D Teenaged mutant ninja pigs. Next, I guess, is a video game if it ain't already out.

    Yeah, we were making jokes like "I'll go close the chicken pin, you cover me with the shotgun just in case a mutant ninja hog comes after me." I've killed several pigs with a .357 magnum, too, does an amiable job. But, on that show, it bounced off. Well, first, ya gotta HIT the pig. Even a .460 S&W won't kill a pig if you don't HIT it. :rolleyes:

    I'm thinkin', though, if that show scares even ONE tree hugger from moving to Austin, hey, it was a good show. :D

    As I understand it, Javelina are same order as pigs, just different family. They're not even close to rodents, though. They do taste like pork, very, very lean pork, but pork. Make good tamales and mixed with lots of pork fat, ain't bad sausage. Got to soak the stink out of 'em, though. That big zit on their back must come off ASAP, too.
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  9. Art Eatman

    Art Eatman Administrator Staff Member

    Gotta watch them there javelulus. Mean, vicious beasts!

    My friends, Dale & Donna, have a dozen or more of these hanging around their home. They're a hoot to watch.

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  10. MCgunner

    MCgunner Well-Known Member

    I remember watching an episode of "Survivorman", Les Stroud, a Canadian (what would HE know about Javelinas, anyway?) in Aridzona. He sees these stink pigs come along a dry wash and he's going on about how dangerous they are and he doesn't wanna disturb 'em or they could attack. :rolleyes: Well, I guess they COULD, but they don't exactly eat humans for meals. I do know from experience, however, that they do NOT like being shot.
  11. Texan Scott

    Texan Scott Well-Known Member

    Well, Art... I can see WHY they have a dozen skunk pigs... she's FEEDING them. My wife is our local "crazy cat lady".... but feeding javelinas?
  12. Art Eatman

    Art Eatman Administrator Staff Member

    Hey, they like milo, okay?

    Birds are messy feeders, scattering seeds from the feeder hanging from the eave of my front porch. So, every now and then, javalinas on the porch, attracted by the smell of the seeds. And the water pan at the end of the porch eases their thirst.

    Like deer, they tend to feed downwind. So, if you stay cross wind, you can wander along with them, maybe ten yards away. They're very nearsighted.

    At least they don't do like foxes: Eat the cracked corn from hen scratch that I throw out for the quail, and then come up on my porch and leave evidence that foxes don't digest corn.

    I dunno. I just get a kick out of messing with critters.
  13. 22-rimfire

    22-rimfire Well-Known Member

    I watched the show. They are a problem to be sure. I wish ranchers would allow people onto their property just to hunt hawgs (for free), instead they want to charge for the most part.
  14. Double Naught Spy

    Double Naught Spy Sus Venator

    Yeah, we all want a free ride, but such free rides certainly can encumber the land owner with a significant amount of risk.
  15. MCgunner

    MCgunner Well-Known Member


    Yeah, damned shame the guy that owns the land and pays the exorbitant property taxes in this state should have the right to charge for access to his land. Go figure......

    I just got off to the "killer mutant" aspect of this tall tale in this TV show. The idea of pigs running out of the woods to attack a jogger, wow, I'll never go outside again. roflmao!
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  16. 303tom

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  17. Double Naught Spy

    Double Naught Spy Sus Venator

    Right, the number of "attacks" outside of hunting, trapping, pursuit (usually hog dogging), or wrangling incidents of feral hogs is extremely small and most are nothing but bluff charges and the like. Even more rarely, a hog does make contact with a person not involved in those endeavors, but I would be willing to bet that folks can't put together a documented list of more than 20 incidents in the last 30 years where this has happened and somebody got injured as a result.

    Most of the sensationalized attacks are like this one. This guy is trying to trap hogs in a pen, got too close to the confined animals and one got defensive with him. Go figure. http://www.khou.com/news/Texas-man-attacked-by-feral-pig-125490018.html

    If you Google news of feral hogs attacks, you come up with pretty much nothing that is of actual attacks. If you just do a Google general search, you find lots about attacks, several videos, etc., but most or all involve hunting, trapping, pursuing, or otherwise wrangling of feral hogs.

    Feral hogs are definitely a problem, but sensationalizing the issue with misrepresentation doesn't benefit resolution of the problem...which is what the Mutant show is doing.
  18. Patocazador

    Patocazador Well-Known Member

    I have had two hogs come at me. One chased my dog back to me through thick palmettos and I killed it with buckshot the instant I laid eyes on it. That was 5 feet away!
    The other time I stepped between a sow and her pigs while turkey hunting. She caught me and I had to get over 20 stitches.

    I don't believe either hog planned to get me in advance ... just a victim of circumstances.
  19. pps

    pps Well-Known Member

    Dammit! I went hog hunting this weekend here in cali...NOTHING! I could have used a little hogzilla action. lol :banghead:
  20. MCgunner

    MCgunner Well-Known Member

    Prolly, you weren't dressed right. You should try wearing jogging shorts and running shoes. I hear they'll come out of the brush to attack you. :D

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