Horrible story coming out of southeast Texas. A Chambers County woman was attacked and killed by a group of vicious feral hogs:

A Texas woman was found dead after pre-dawn attack by a group of feral hogs outside a home, the Chambers County sheriff said.

Christine Rollins, a 59-year old caregiver to an elderly couple in Anahuac, failed to show up at her normal time on Sunday, the sheriff’s office said. The 84-year-old homeowner found her lying in the front yard between her car and the house.

Sheriff Brian Hawthorne said in a news conference Monday that “multiple hogs” assaulted Rollins when she arrived at work, likely between 6 and 6:30 a.m., when it was still dark outside.

“In my 35 years, I will tell you it’s one of the worst things I’ve ever seen,” Hawthorne told reporters.

God be with this woman’s family during this time.

Feral hogs are a real problem in certain parts of the country. I distinctly remember how some gun owners were roundly mocked for owning guns just for this specific problem:

It began with a tweet from the singer and Alabama native Jason Isbell.

“If you’re on here arguing the definition of ‘assault weapon’ today you are part of the problem. You know what an assault weapon is, and you know you don’t need one,” he tweeted.

William McNabb of El Dorado, Arkansas, responded. He suggested that firearms are necessary to manage the invasive swine — specifically, 30 to 50 of them.

“Legit question for rural Americans – How do I kill the 30-50 feral hogs that run into my yard within 3-5 minutes while my small kids play?” McNabb replied.

Twitter users pounced on the tweet more quickly than a swarm of feral hogs might spring upon a leafy yard, and the jokes spread.

Doesn’t seem so funny now, does it?