I live in a Houston suburb. Feral hogs can, and do, completely destroy several nicely manicured lawns in a single night. My neighbors would be cheering these guys.
On another note, automakers have begun using soy based materials in their electrical wiring. Eco-friendly, as in edible wire sheathing, is very tasty to suburban critters, and the damage is very expensive to troubleshoot and repair..
The writer says Texas pride/arrogance comes from the physical struggle to make the land productive. Many of us believe it has much more to do with having been a country before we became a state, a fact that’s never glossed over in history class.