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Anti-Government Texas Region Worries About Being Undercounted In Census

07/05/2010 09:05 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011

ALPINE, Texas -- Perhaps only in southern Brewster County -- where the land is harsh, the libertarian fevers run hot and the missing refinements of civilization are not mourned -- could a census worker be mauled by a wild swine kept as a family pet.

"I guess she didn't know what a javelina was or how territorial they can be. She ended up trapped inside the house and called for help," Brewster County Judge Val Beard said of the improbable confrontation that occurred in 2000, the last time the feds tried to count people here.

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