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#6262162 - 04/15/16 08:39 PM 200 lb hog consumed...what predator?
ejj005 Offline
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Registered: 02/11/11
Posts: 238
Loc: College Station, TX
My dad killed a hog in the middle of a field around 10 this morning. Later he found the carcass drug about 75 yards and completely consumed except bones and the head. Head still has the skin around it. This took place in a matter of 6 hours. Is this normal? I have never seen something completely eaten in that way and have been around hunting my whole life. Anyone got any similar stories? Planning on putting up a camera on the next dead hog...

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#6262171 - 04/15/16 08:46 PM Re: 200 lb hog consumed...what predator? [Re: ejj005]
rifleman Offline
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Registered: 11/19/08
Posts: 44014
Loc: Kingwood
Coyotes can drag a lot of weight, and a bunch of buzzards can pick bones in a hurry.

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#6262172 - 04/15/16 08:46 PM Re: 200 lb hog consumed...what predator? [Re: ejj005]
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Registered: 09/27/06
Posts: 21085
Loc: Texas
Other hogs had a feast, not that uncommon. With having been moved that far this is my guess.
Have also seen 2 70 to 80lb pigs consumed overnight by coyotes.
Buzzards may have had some food as well.

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#6262190 - 04/15/16 08:56 PM Re: 200 lb hog consumed...what predator? [Re: ejj005]
huntwest Offline
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Registered: 09/17/10
Posts: 1946
Loc: Albany
More hogs ate it p rob ably. I have seen a small sounder of pigs consume a 2000 lb bull that died in 2 nights.

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#6262217 - 04/15/16 09:10 PM Re: 200 lb hog consumed...what predator? [Re: ejj005]
stxranchman Offline
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Registered: 08/04/10
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I have seen where a group coyotes ate a mature South Texas whitetail up one morning in about 1.5-2 hrs. I drove up on them as they were 6-7 running off that I could see. The feeder had went off at 30 minutes before daylight and I think they got him as he was leaving the feed pen. They had stripped all the meat off the bones and ate guts also. Nothing left but bones, hide and neck/head.
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#6262315 - 04/15/16 10:20 PM Re: 200 lb hog consumed...what predator? [Re: ejj005]
flintknapper Offline
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Registered: 02/18/15
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Loc: Deep East Texas
Most likely coyotes. They will move a carcass 100 yds. sometimes. They eat the bulk of it, buzzards clean up the rest so fast you wouldn't believe it.
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#6262370 - 04/15/16 11:25 PM Re: 200 lb hog consumed...what predator? [Re: ejj005]
Txcatman1 Offline
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Sounds like a buzzard frenzy to me, natures disposals. Not very likely that coyotes and pigs did that, that fast in the middle of a field in the middle of the day
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#6262385 - 04/16/16 12:34 AM Re: 200 lb hog consumed...what predator? [Re: ejj005]
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#6262408 - 04/16/16 05:55 AM Re: 200 lb hog consumed...what predator? [Re: ejj005]
Chief Joe Offline
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Registered: 02/06/10
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Loc: Fredericktown, Ohio
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#6262441 - 04/16/16 06:56 AM Re: 200 lb hog consumed...what predator? [Re: Txcatman1]
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Registered: 08/19/06
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Originally Posted By: Txcatman1
Sounds like a buzzard frenzy to me, natures disposals. Not very likely that coyotes and pigs did that, that fast in the middle of a field in the middle of the day
this
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#6262574 - 04/16/16 09:41 AM Re: 200 lb hog consumed...what predator? [Re: ejj005]
Sidebuster Offline


Registered: 01/31/09
Posts: 166
Loc: Rowlett
Maybe a Cougar?

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#6262783 - 04/16/16 01:54 PM Re: 200 lb hog consumed...what predator? [Re: ejj005]
Hogman4127 Offline
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Registered: 09/23/13
Posts: 643
201 pound hog

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#6263659 - 04/17/16 09:06 AM Re: 200 lb hog consumed...what predator? [Re: ejj005]
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Registered: 09/16/09
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Loc: New Gulf, Texas
probably another hog

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#6264173 - 04/17/16 04:10 PM Re: 200 lb hog consumed...what predator? [Re: ejj005]
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Registered: 01/09/12
Posts: 267
Loc: Ellis County, TX
Black Panther

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#6271121 - 04/22/16 09:11 AM Re: 200 lb hog consumed...what predator? [Re: ejj005]
KP85 Offline
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Registered: 01/14/16
Posts: 44
Loc: Houston, Tx
Coyotes, did it to a deer I couldn't find, I found it at 650am, shot it at right at dusk the evening before.
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