416-pound ‘nightmare' hog shot in East Texas

Gregg County Game Warden Facebook

UNION GROVE, Texas – A huge hog weighing in at a reported 416-pounds was shot in East Texas.

“Mr. Joe Clowers shared pics of his food plot nightmare that ended late Saturday night,” Gregg County Game Warden posted to Facebook.

The hog had been tearing up property in Union Grove.

Texas Parks and Wildlife estimates that there are more than 1.5 million feral hogs in Texas.

There seem to be very few inhibiting factors to curtail this population growth, according to TPWD.gov.

Clowers told Chron.com the hog preyed on the fawns in the area and Clowers added that he always stayed armed when visiting his deer feeders in case the hog in question charged him.

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Photos of the giant hog were posted to Facebook.

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