Makin’ Wild Bacon

State uses Aggies-Razorbacks game to promote feral pig ‘eradication’

By Bruce Felps
|  Saturday, Oct 9, 2010  |  Updated 5:57 PM CDT
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 Makin’ Wild Bacon

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Wild pigs are bad news. Just ask Old Yeller.

In fact, the Texas Department of Agriculture wants to exact revenge on feral hogs because the rutting beasties, according to a news release, cause “devastating effects … in urban and rural communities.”

The department plans to set up informational exhibits in the parking lot outside Cowboys Stadium before the Texas A&M Aggies-University of Arkansas Razorbacks game this weekend to inform residents of the state’s plans toward “hog eradication efforts.” We might just have a winner in this week’s run-on sentence competition.

Still, that is not good news for the pigs. The release, though, contains no word on those efforts, and the department seems to be leaving it up to us to figure out a way to curtail — pigs, curly tails, oh yeah — feral hog populations through the cleverly named "Hog Out Month — Get the Hog Outta Texas!"

U of Arkansas fans might want to worry a bit, too, because the release references kicking Razorbacks and feral hogs out of Texas.

Now, that’s not very neighborly.

Bruce Felps owns and operates East Dallas Times, an online community news outlet serving the White Rock Lake area. This “down with pigs” thing kind of reminds him of his youth.
 

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