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Fell in and the hogs ate him


 
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 02, 2012 5:32 pm    Post subject: Fell in and the hogs ate him Reply to specific post Reply with quote

My ol' man used to use that saying but this is the first time I ever heard of it actually happening! I do know hogs can be very mean and agressive.
What a way to go. Uffda!
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 02, 2012 8:31 pm    Post subject: Re: Fell in and the hogs ate him Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I bought a corn picker from a guy in north central MN in '72- same thing happened to a neighbor of his. He was surprised I hadn't heard of it. BTW- the other stories in the sidebar of that article are quite 'unique'.
 
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 02, 2012 9:11 pm    Post subject: Re: Fell in and the hogs ate him Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Happened here over at Bankston, Iowa about thirty years ago. Guy was feeding hogs on an outside concrete slap in the winter. He fell and hit his head. The hogs eat everything but the larger bones. He was only gone for about an hour before he was missed.

When a group of hogs get the smell of blood they can get real stirred up.
 
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 03, 2012 5:33 am    Post subject: Re: Fell in and the hogs ate him Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Old Cowboy Sign in Lonesome Dove

We Don't Rent Pigs

The popular opinion is this was invented by McMurtry which I thing is not quite correct. I was told at a cowboy shoot that it was a sign to discourage a popular way to dispose of a body back in the day. Saw it on Deadwood (HBO series) also. Pay a pig owner a few bucks rent, drop the body, and a few hours later all of the evidence is gone. Renting Pigs...

FWIW

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 03, 2012 7:40 am    Post subject: Re: Fell in and the hogs ate him Reply to specific post Reply with quote

back 50 years or so ago when i worked at the stock yards a lot of folks around here still free ranged hogs.I hated working the hog sale ring, some of those things were crazy mean. i never was around hogs much, but those sure made a believer out of me.only time i ever came close to getting cut by one i had on a brand new pair of cowboy boots,they opened the gate and a old boar about 500 lbs came in there in a dead run,snapping his jaws, slobbering and foaming at the mouth. i hit the fence but not fast enough.stinking thing ripped the boot right off my foot and proceeded to rip it to pieces. i have no problem believing one would eat a person given the chance.
 
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 03, 2012 7:58 am    Post subject: Re: Fell in and the hogs ate him Reply to specific post Reply with quote

jackinok wrote:
(quoted from post at 10:40:48 10/03/12) back 50 years or so ago when i worked at the stock yards a lot of folks around here still free ranged hogs.I hated working the hog sale ring, some of those things were crazy mean. i never was around hogs much, but those sure made a believer out of me.only time i ever came close to getting cut by one i had on a brand new pair of cowboy boots,they opened the gate and a old boar about 500 lbs came in there in a dead run,snapping his jaws, slobbering and foaming at the mouth. i hit the fence but not fast enough.stinking thing ripped the boot right off my foot and proceeded to rip it to pieces. i have no problem believing one would eat a person given the chance.


Right after high school I worked at a sale barn. After the hog sale the large boars were penned then run into a squeeze gate. We then broke off the tusks so they could be shipped on the trucks together without eating each other. After the tusks were removed myself and another guy would ride them out of the gate. Usually for a very short time and it didn't take long to go from the ground to the ring fence.
 
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 03, 2012 8:20 am    Post subject: Re: Fell in and the hogs ate him Reply to specific post Reply with quote

it always amazed me that someone could get those crazy things to the sale barn at all! couldnt do it nowdays, but what they would do was they had a club weighted with lead. if an individual bought one and wanted it detusked/toothed (whatever you call it) they would run it down a narrow chute, hit him between the eyes and either knock it out or stun it then cut the tusks off with bolt cutters.Supposedly that tamed them down some if they didnt have tusks(yea right).nearly all the really mean ones went straight into wilsons packing plant that was right accross the road.they would run a chute accross the road and run them straight,into the kill floor.several times two old hogs would go through the board pens and go after each other,what a bloody fight that was, and you couldnt do much but stand and watch.like i say i never was around them much,since we didnt raise them, but i dont know how you could keep them as mean as those were.of course that may have been why they were at the sale barn, simply because they had got so mean you couldnt keep them.
 
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 2012 4:24 am    Post subject: Re: Fell in and the hogs ate him Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I have heard this saying since childhood. I know it sounds too gross for many but has been known that it is dangerous for a country man to relieve himself "Out at the barn" if hogs are around. the complete saying is he went to_____ and the hogs ate him.
 
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 2012 10:44 am    Post subject: Re: Fell in and the hogs ate him Reply to specific post Reply with quote

2nd mainstream news article I've seen about it in the last year. Last one guy had a heart attack.

In Canada every one is familiar with it because of the guy out by Vancouver, he'd fed something like 30 prostitutes to his pigs.
 
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