Friday, February 10, 2006

Feral Pigs?

The very first Sheriff Dan Rhodes mystery, Too Late to Die, featured an encounter with feral pigs. So does the one coming out in April (cover at left). Some people wonder if there really are feral pigs running loose in Texas. Sure there are, and I wish I'd known about this classified ad before I wrote A Mammoth Murder so I could have included it. Thanks to Banjo Jones for finding the ad, even if it's a little late for me.

1 comment:

Jayme Lynn Blaschke said...

In all honesty, pretty much every state south of the Mason-Dixon line has feral hogs. And in more than a few places, those hogs have become a real problem. Texas has more than a few that have hybridized with European wild boar--mostly in the Hill Country, but they're not uncommon.