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07/10/2013 08:39 BST | Updated 07/12/2013 05:12 GMT

Feral Pig 'Swino' Who Ran Amok On Australian Campsite, Drank 18 Beers & Fought A Cow Is Dead

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A feral pig who made a name for himself after bursting into an Australian campsite, chugging 18 cans of beer and challenging a cow to a fight before collapsing under a tree, had died.

The hog - nicknamed "Swino" was hit by a passing vehicle in a remote stretch of the Pilbara region, local authorities confirmed to the Independent.

The pig was apparently identified by distinctive markings on the back of his ears.

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'Swino', the feral pig has died after he was hit by a car (file picture)

Last month Swino caused havoc amongst campers at the De Grey River in the Pilbara region.

"It was the middle of the night and it was these people camping opposite us and they heard this crunching of the can and they got their torch out and shone it on the pig and there he was scrunching away at their cans," one camper recounted.

The rampaging pig was then spotted tearing a bag of rubbish to pieces before it tried to take on a nearby cow.

However the bovine did not take kindly to the challenge of the swine and responded by chasing it around a vehicle.

The inebriated pig was later spotted collapsed under a tree, presumably sleeping off a hangover.

In the aftermath of the incident, campers were reminded to securely store any food and drink while staying in the area.

There are anywhere between 3.6 and 23.5 million pigs Australia-wide, a spokesman for the NSW Department of Primary Industries told The Australian in August.

"Numbers of feral pigs fluctuate depending on seasonal conditions and availability of feed," he added.

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