Porfirio Urbano, Vic.
June 9, 1977

Vic (last name unknown) holding the ears of a Eurasian wild boar. A saddled horse is behind and Porfiro Urbano stands at the back of a truck on the McFaddin Ranch.

Notes: Texas ranchers and sportsmen released Eurasian wild boars for hunting in the 1930s. Many of these animals escaped and began breeding with feral hogs that were already free ranging. This led to the decline of the pure Eurasian strain; there are now few, if any, in Texas. Eurasian wild boars have longer legs, larger heads, longer snouts, and a larger head-to-body ratio than other feral hogs. They have shorter, straighter tails than feral hogs or hybrids. The coat usually consists of light brown to black bristles with cream to tan tips. The back of the head and part of the rostrum are covered with brown to black bristles with white tips. The under- side is lighter in color (cream to smoky gray) and the legs, ears and tail are darker than the rest of the coat, usually dark brown or black bristles with no light-colored tips. Bristles of the pure Eurasian hog are the longest and thickest of all types and usually have multiple splits at the tips. Eurasians have no neck wattles or syndactylous (joined or webbed) digits.



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