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subcultured at 9:46AM, May 26, 2007
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i kinda find this disturbing, this hog could have breed other bigger hogs…it's a rarity that was killed. bastard.



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An 11-year-old boy used a pistol to kill a wild hog his father says weighed a staggering 1,051 pounds and measured 9 feet 4, from the tip of its snout to the base of its tail. Think hams as big as car tires.


If the claims are accurate, Jamison Stone's trophy boar would be bigger than Hogzilla, the famed wild hog that grew to seemingly mythical proportions after being killed in south Georgia in 2004.
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Peter Melvin at 9:48AM, May 26, 2007
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Sounds like a lot of rot to me but if it was true then we need to find those damn hogs so we can make a live action Princess Mononoke!

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Lonnehart at 9:55AM, May 26, 2007
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eww… I feel like throwing up now. I really hate pork.
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Peter Melvin at 9:55AM, May 26, 2007
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Holy Moses! There were no pics when I first replied, that is one GIANT piggy!
How on earth did that kid take it down with a pistol?!

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ozoneocean at 10:15AM, May 26, 2007
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Pigs get pretty large. I've seen some gigantic domestic pigs! One like that would more properly be called a “wild boar”, or a “feral pig” than a hog.

They will kill you and eat you, so killing them is a good move.

Ha, That pig reminds me of the monster in that TERRIBLE Australian horror film “Razorback”, which was basically about a giant feral pig just like that one.
 
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LIZARD_B1TE at 10:17AM, May 26, 2007
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famed wild hog that grew to seemingly mythical proportions after being killed in south Georgia in 2004.

I immagine it would be very mythical if it kept growing even after it died. lol!
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that kid yellow at 10:19AM, May 26, 2007
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yp gotta be BS'n that is real…. i never will go out if thats real
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Red Slayer at 10:40AM, May 26, 2007
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I'm gonna throw the piggy of da hill…
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AQua_ng at 10:45AM, May 26, 2007
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Holy moly. That's a big 'un. They should sell that on eBay.

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Cthulhu at 11:09AM, May 26, 2007
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Did you guys hear that they're making “Hogzilla” a movie? Also, that's a lot of bacon right there!

Here's the wiki link for “Hogzilla”. It also talks about this pig, and the movie.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hogzilla
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isukun at 11:10AM, May 26, 2007
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One like that would more properly be called a “wild boar”, or a “feral pig” than a hog.

Actually, the term used in the local hunting regulations and by the park service is “feral hog”, so that is a perfectly legitimate way of referring to them.
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Cthulhu at 11:15AM, May 26, 2007
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But seriously, how could that thing just roam around without being noticed?! I think i would see a pig as big as a RHINO! Seriously, that's what it looks like, right? A rhino. But anyway, that is the worldest greatest hunter story. “Well I shot a six-point buck once!” “Well I shot a rhino-pig!”
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subcultured at 11:34AM, May 26, 2007
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i always hate hearing stories of wild animals killed. it's not like farm snimals who are used for food. wild animals have to actually feign for themselves and more intellegent than thier farm counterparts
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maritalbliss at 11:44AM, May 26, 2007
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I saw that on the news this morning…Crazy big hog, huh? Are ‘ya achin’? Yep. Yep. Yep…For some bacon? Yep Yep Yep.
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Phantom Penguin at 11:58AM, May 26, 2007
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Those feral hogs are no joke man, the normal ones get huge. That thing they killed is a damned monster.
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ozoneocean at 12:17PM, May 26, 2007
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isukun
Actually, the term used in the local hunting regulations and by the park service is “feral hog”, so that is a perfectly legitimate way of referring to them.
Yeah, if you're backwards hick… :P

Looking again at the pics, it actually appears larger than it is because the boy in the first pic isn't as large as a full grown man, and in the second pic the people are made smaller by perspective. ;)
-but the second is a slightly better judge of the true dimensions.

But if you want truly big animals, look at this:
(you may have seen these before, these are old pics)





-in this case the hunters had less justification for killing the animal, they did so purely for “sport”, the creature was no danger to them (from the report of the hunt) as a feral pig might be to a boy.
 
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Cthulhu at 12:37PM, May 26, 2007
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I've never eaten bear before, but that probably made a feast for a hundred people! Actually, that bear doesn't look much larger than normal…
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ozoneocean at 12:52PM, May 26, 2007
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Actually, that bear doesn't look much larger than normal…
You don't know much about bears… lol!
 
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Cthulhu at 1:19PM, May 26, 2007
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Yes, I do.
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Alexis at 1:28PM, May 26, 2007
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I don't think that pig is quite as large as it looks, I think the people are stanging father away from it than they look. It is still pretty darn big, though. I've heard of these giant hogs before, though. I think usually they are a mix of wild hog and domestic pig. http://www.truthorfiction.com/rumors/h/hogzilla.htm I think it's like how an animal that is a mix between a lion and a tiger is larger than either of the parents. http://www.liger.org/
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ozoneocean at 1:37PM, May 26, 2007
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Yes, I do.
Really? Then you'd know that this bear was an exceptional size for one killed in the area, and in fact is an exceptional size for a bear anywhere. -It's not the largest but it's not that far away from it.

-I agree with Alexis!
 
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canti550 at 1:40PM, May 26, 2007
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oh dear lord.
thats so SAD!!!
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Cthulhu at 1:43PM, May 26, 2007
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An average male adult grizzly can be from 400-1500 punds. And it looks like a big one, bigger than 1500, but not by that much.
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marine at 2:26PM, May 26, 2007
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Do you just read strange shit on peoples blogs or some news site then think its a good idea to post it here? Shallow posts are shallow.
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isukun at 3:06PM, May 26, 2007
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I think usually they are a mix of wild hog and domestic pig.

Feral hogs in the US are the result of importing European wild boars into the country for sport hunting. Over the years they adapted to their environment here and did, in fact, interbreed with domesticated pigs. In recent years, feral hogs have found more opportunities to interbreed than in the past due to a rise in free range pig farms.

I've seen several web sites now where people claim to have taken out large scale feral hogs with pistols, so I get the feeling they aren't quite as durable as other large wildlife.

I don't think that pig is quite as large as it looks, I think the people are stanging father away from it than they look.

In the first picture the kid is leaning forward rather than kneeling with his back straight and that does in fact make the hog look larger. In the second photo, though, the angle of the shot actually makes the people look larger, not smaller, in comparison. Since the shot is taken from the front, the hog's length is downplayed and the camera is high enough that the people's feet are more than half way up the hog's body, making them look a little taller in comparison. The distance isn't hard to figure if you look at the position of the hog's legs in the second shot. The people are likely about three to five feet from the hog.
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Cthulhu at 3:09PM, May 26, 2007
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We should track them all down, and end world hunger!
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Peter Melvin at 3:11PM, May 26, 2007
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Plenty of food to end world hunger already without slaughtering some poor innocent and magnificent beast

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Cthulhu at 3:20PM, May 26, 2007
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Tell THAT to the staring kids in Africa.

“We want to keep these giant pigs alive, because they are magnificant beasts!”

“Wtf”
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ozoneocean at 3:22PM, May 26, 2007
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In the second photo, though, the angle of the shot actually makes the people look larger, not smaller, in comparison. Since the shot is taken from the front, the hog's length is downplayed and the camera is high enough that the people's feet are more than half way up the hog's body, making them look a little taller in comparison
I meant from the size of it's head compared to the size of the child, and the child compared to the size of the adults -then thinking about the size the adults would appear in the first picture.

Cthulhu
We should track them all down, and end world hunger!
Peter Melvin is exactly right. there's enough food already, it's just that most of it gets stuffed into our fat faces in the west while we leave those elsewhere to rot. :)
Besides, hunting is extremely inefficient at supporting stable populations of any size.
 
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isukun at 3:23PM, May 26, 2007
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They aren't that innocent. Since they aren't native to the US, they breed faster than rabbits, they have a tendency to destroy both food sources and water supplies, and are able to adapt to most environments, they are considered pests in the 39 states where they are found. They don't really have any natural predators once they grow to adulthood, so hunting is pretty much the only way we keep their numbers in check. Food and sport are generally not the reasons we encourage hunting in this country.
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