This wild hog is just a youngster. She was shot with a .223 caliber Mini 14 rifle. Another hog, presumably the mother, escaped.
Wild hogs are destructive. Overnight they can root up an entire hill side, trail and campsite. Years ago, a man in these parts, let loose some domesticated pigs so they could run wild and he could hunt them. Hogs are known for their ability to eat anything. Acorns, seeds, forage and even Styrofoam plates used for target practice are among common foodstuffs.
This short video attempts to document the damage over a wide area done overnight.
Hogs are heavily muscled and good eating for the survivalist. Always process meat immediately and wear rubber gloves to protect yourself from bacteria or parasites. Raw or undercooked pork may contain serious health hazards, so research the proper way to handle butchering. It is beyond the scope of this blog to take on that project.