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#6263246 - 04/16/16 08:42 PM Pig hanging with the cows
Freeman Offline
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Registered: 02/18/12
Posts: 155
Loc: Copperas Cove, TX
I've seen this feral hog 3 times now hanging out with the cows. Right in the center of the image behind the brown and black cow is a large hog. He kept moving so I couldn't get a clear view of him. Yesterday I took a buddy up to hunt hogs and as we were passing this ranch I was telling him about seeing this hog. The cows were laying up against the fence and as we slowly drove past I spotted this hog laying in the middle of the cows right up against one of them. We sat there ogling him for almost a minute and he finally got nervous and stood up. Couldn't get my phone out for a photo before he went into hiding behind the herd again. Ever seen pigs hang out with the cows like that before?


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#6263249 - 04/16/16 08:45 PM Re: Pig hanging with the cows [Re: Freeman]
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Registered: 05/18/11
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Loc: Forestburg, Montague Cnty, TX
Quite often. I find that hogs like to hang with cattle and that can make them easier to hunt.
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#6263306 - 04/16/16 09:22 PM Re: Pig hanging with the cows [Re: Freeman]
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Registered: 06/30/08
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Loc: Mesquite, Tx
I see them quite often hanging around cows.

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#6263325 - 04/16/16 09:35 PM Re: Pig hanging with the cows [Re: Freeman]
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Registered: 09/15/09
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Loc: D/FW, TX
They do it all the time.

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#6263368 - 04/16/16 10:13 PM Re: Pig hanging with the cows [Re: Freeman]
Rcinit Offline
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Registered: 03/04/10
Posts: 503
Loc: Copperas Cove
We've seen plenty of pigs using Cows to hide behind. Kinda frustrating too! While trying to stalk some pigs one night the cows would get nervous and move off and the pigs would stay right with them.

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#6264622 - 04/17/16 10:33 PM Re: Pig hanging with the cows [Re: Freeman]
altez Offline
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Registered: 03/13/08
Posts: 433
Ive seen them weave in and out of bedded down cows for cover at night w/ thermal.

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#6265163 - 04/18/16 10:46 AM Re: Pig hanging with the cows [Re: Freeman]
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I've seen them running with my cattle on occasion.
A couple of years ago, I had a small boar about 60 pounds that adopted my cows and went everywhere they did and hung out with them for a few weeks.
We fattened him up a bit and he became bacon.
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#6501425 - 10/18/16 06:30 PM Re: Pig hanging with the cows [Re: Freeman]
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we shot a pig and the cows actually ran to it and surrounded it (protective) and we had to shoo them away, found one cow licking the pig (get up / wake up)

True story


Edited by Pig_Popper (10/18/16 09:12 PM)
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#6501469 - 10/18/16 07:12 PM Re: Pig hanging with the cows [Re: Freeman]
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Registered: 06/30/08
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See it all the time at out lease.

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#6501907 - 10/19/16 02:12 AM Re: Pig hanging with the cows [Re: Freeman]
N.La.Beagler Offline
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Registered: 12/03/10
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Loc: CopperasCove,TX
The one hog that I saw was across the road from a cattle ranch, that's why I didn't shoot him. He calmly walked across the road into the pasture with the herd. He found his friend, a young brahma bull, touched noses with him, and trotted off with the herd. Still don't know if he was feral or not, as they weren't known to be around back then.

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#6502454 - 10/19/16 11:43 AM Re: Pig hanging with the cows [Re: Freeman]
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Registered: 11/16/11
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Loc: Central Texas
I haven't seen cows lick a downed hog, but on occasion they'll wander over and surround it. I guess they're trying to figure out what's going on. Have to wave them away to get at the hog.
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#6502497 - 10/19/16 12:05 PM Re: Pig hanging with the cows [Re: Freeman]
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Registered: 02/11/13
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We have pics with pigs and cows all the time. They don't seem to bother each other at all.

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#6502503 - 10/19/16 12:08 PM Re: Pig hanging with the cows [Re: Freeman]
Sirrah243 Offline
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Registered: 11/05/09
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Loc: Llano County TX
I drive past a field everyday that has hogs and cows hanging out together. I think they like the rancher's miner bins and the company of the cows.
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#6502780 - 10/19/16 03:54 PM Re: Pig hanging with the cows [Re: Freeman]
Freeman Offline
Woodsman

Registered: 02/18/12
Posts: 155
Loc: Copperas Cove, TX
Here's the token porker of South Purmela hangin' with his friends. Notice he has no left ear and it looks like the left eye may be injured too.


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#6504314 - 10/20/16 03:09 PM Re: Pig hanging with the cows [Re: Freeman]
tcr2 Offline
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Registered: 02/24/13
Posts: 22
If you live by the cow, you die by the cow.
The hogs also will run with our cows sometimes and the sword cuts both ways. Our cows are used to me walking amongst them so when the hogs run with the cows I've used the cattle to screen my approach and get close for the shoot.

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