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Wildlife warning signs placed along SH-130

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It's not just drivers going hog wild on the high-speed, newly opened section of toll road SH-130 there are feral hogs running in front of vehicles.

Police are hoping new signs will keep the two from crossing paths.

What a scary combination, drivers going the 85 mph, the highest speed you can legally drive in the U.S. and big hogs.

Lockhart police released dash cam video of the hogs along the toll road over the weekend and it's not just one or two, but about a dozen in one pack.

Officers say since the new 41 mile portion of the toll road opened last Wednesday two people have hit the hogs and another person smacked into a deer. No drivers were hurt.

The incidents prompted the toll authority to set up temporary electronic message boards. They flash wildlife crossing warnings. Drivers will see the signs as they approach the San Marcos/Luling exit

Officers hope this will get some drivers to maybe go under that fast new speed limit.

"A lot of the problems start when you start trying to avoid. When you avoid, you overcorrect, you lose control. You may go over into the oncoming lanes, you may roll the vehicle. You get a good grip on the steering wheel and just brace yourself for the impact and you just drive through it...at least you don't lose your control when you're spinning out of control or potentially rolling over," said Lockhart Police Chief Michael Lummus.

Caldwell County has so many hogs, there's actually a bounty on them.


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