ROUND ROCK, Texas (KXAN) — “We stopped by In-N-Out burger on the way home to get some food, [my wife] thought they were dogs.”

They kind of look like it from a distance, but look a little closer and you can make out a snout.

“As I pulled up, I rolled the window down and they kind of came towards us a little bit like maybe they were expecting us to feed them,” says David Gibbs.

In the month of January alone, the Round Rock Police Department says they’ve received 19 calls from people saying they’ve seen feral hogs. Most of those calls came from or near the Round Rock Outlet Mall, just north of the In-N-Out burger where David Gibbs took a photo of the hogs.

He knows them from hunting and he knows to keep his distance.

“They’re not really to be messed with, they can be pretty mean especially when they get cranky, so I try to stay as far away from them as possible,” says David.

Williamson County does not have a feral hog bounty program like some other counties in Central Texas, and it is illegal to shoot the hogs within Round Rock city limits. Police say they’ve tried to scare off the hogs, but neither they nor their animal control unit, handle wild animals. They say to contact Texas Wildlife Services.

The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department considers feral hogs a nuisance and for people who have had them in their yard, the damage done can be costly.

When Toll SH 130 first opened in Caldwell County in 2012, numerous drivers got into crashes when packs of feral hogs tried to cross the freeway. After the first year in operation, the number of crashes involving feral hogs started going down.