Unless error was committed in -the trial as it relates to the charge -of ‘larceny, a felony, -defendant does not seek -another trial -on the charge of breaking 'and -entering. If erro-r existed with respect to that count, it w-ould be harmless, and another trial on that ■count might result in a consecutive sentence and hence be prejudicial to defendant. S. v. Riddler, 244 N.C. 78, 92 S.E. 2d 435; S. v. Stonestreet, 243 N.C. 28, 89 S.E 2d 734; S. v. Cephus, 241 N.C. 562, 86 S. E. 2d 70.
The trial judge, in charging the jury, defined larceny as: “the felonious taking and carrying -aw-ay from any -place at any time of the personal property -of -another, without the -consent of the owner, with the felonious intent to deprive the -owner -of his property -permanently and to convert it to the use of the taker -or to some -other person than the owner.” Defendant excepted to this portion of the charge. The definition given contains -al-1 the elements necessary to -constitute and accurately describe the crime. S. v. Griffin, 239 N.C. 41, 79 S.E. 2d 230; Auto Co. v. Ins. Co., 239 N.C. 416, 80 S.E. 2d 35; S. v. Cameron, 223 N.C. 449, 27 S.E. 2d 81; S. v. Holder, 188 N.C. 561, 125 S.E. 113.
As we understand defendant’s position, her exception to the definition -and her exceptions -to other portions o-f the charge as they relate to the second count are intended to emphasize her exceptions to the refusal -of the court to allow her motion to nonsuit for that (a) there *274was no evidence of a w-rongful faking, and (b) there was no evidence of a fraudulent intent.
The prosecuting witness testified that he owned five hogs worth $250. He left them in a field which he bad planted in peas and beans while he made a trip to Tennessee to attend a church meeting. The land he occupied/ had, .about three months prior, been adjudged the property of, with the right to possession by, his sister, the defendant. The day before he left for Tennessee he received a letter from defendant telling him to vacate the property. He made no effort to do so before making his trip. When he returned, after .an absence of eight days, his .hogs were gone. On a search he found four in the .possession of Henry McCoy.
McCoy testified that he purchased five hogs from defendant and paid her the price she demanded, $100. He slaughtered one of the five; the other four were identified by prosecuting witness as his hogs.
Defendant, as a witness in her own behalf, testified she had notified her brother, the prosecuting witness, to vacate the land which had been adjudged to belong to her. That litigation did not relate to the hogs or other chattels. She testified: “I sold the hogs to get them off my property because I had told him before to get them off and¡ for him to move.”
We are.-not concerned with any question relating to defendant’s right to impound the bogs. -She neither asserted airy such right or .attempted to comply with the statute affording property owners protection against estrays, G.S. 79-3. The talcing and sale of the hogs was not rightful; it was wrongful. S. v. Epps, 223 N.C. 741, 28 S.E. 2d 219; S. v. Butts, 92 N.C. 784; G.S 79-4.
Defendant insists that a mere wrongful taking does not suffice to establish .the necessary felonious intent, and because of 'the failure to establish felonious intent, her motion to nonsuit should have been allowed. To be guilty of larceny, the taking must be -accompanied by a felonious intent, that -is,' an intent to convert to ¡her own use, thereby depriving the owner of the use .and; possession of -his chattels. This intent must exist at the moment the property is taken. But intent is a mere mental state. It is not determined by physical examination. The jury must necessarily determine intent from the statements and conduct of the party who wrongfully takas. S. v. McNair, 226 N.C. 462, 38 S.E. 2d 514; S. v. Delk, 212 N.C. 631, 194 S.E. 94; S. v. Kirkland, 178 N.C. 810, 101 S.E. 560; S. v. Powell, 103 N.C. 424.
There is plenary evidence on which a jury could find a felonious intent existing at the moment the hogs were taiken by defendant. The *275count charged .the jury it must so find before -a verdict of guilty could be rendered.