Wild hogs might be the most wanted animals in Texas.
State law allows hunters to shoot the feral, farm-destroying creatures from helicopters, and Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller this year approved a pig-killing pesticide, hoping for a “hog apocalypse.”
In the meantime, while many Texans hope for the hogs’ demise, they might as well get a good education.
A Facebook video posted Monday by KFDM-TV showed a pack of wild hogs — several adults with their babies scurrying behind them — roaming the campus of Lamar University in Beaumont.
The video generated a few laughs. One commenter joked that the hogs were merely “a frat making freshman run around in costumes for Halloween fun.”
“These are the new engineering students,” another commenter said. “I think they live in the freshman dorms.”
Others took the video a bit more seriously, perhaps aware of the fact that the more than 2 million feral hogs across Texas have caused an estimated $52 million in damage to farm businesses, according to Miller’s office.
“They are not cute,” one commenter posted. “They will shred your legs with their tusk.”