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PostPosted: Wed May 30, 2007 7:26 pm    Post subject:  Hogzill II bagged in Alabama Reply with quote

Boy Bags Wild Hog Bigger Than 'Hogzilla'

May 25 04:21 PM US/Eastern
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MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Hogzilla is being made into a horror movie. But the sequel may be even bigger: Meet Monster Pig. An 11-year-old Alabama 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.

Hogzilla originally was thought to weigh 1,000 pounds and measure 12 feet in length. National Geographic experts who unearthed its remains believe the animal actually weighed about 800 pounds and was 8 feet long.

Regardless of the comparison, Jamison is reveling in the attention over his pig, which has a Web site put up by his father— —that is generating Internet buzz.

"It feels really good," Jamison, of Pickensville, said in a telephone interview with The Associated Press. "It's a good accomplishment. I probably won't ever kill anything else that big."

Jamison, who killed his first deer at age 5, was hunting with father Mike Stone and two guides in east Alabama on May 3 when he bagged Hogzilla II. He said he shot the huge animal eight times with a .50- caliber revolver and chased it for three hours through hilly woods before finishing it off with a point-blank shot.

Through it all there was the fear that the animal would turn and charge them, as wild boars have a reputation of doing.

"I was a little bit scared, a little bit excited," said Jamison, who just finished the sixth grade on the honor roll at Christian Heritage Academy, a small, private school.

His father said that, just to be extra safe, he and the guides had high-powered rifles aimed and ready to fire in case the beast with 5- inch tusks decided to charge.

With the pig finally dead in a creek bed on the 2,500-acre Lost Creek Plantation, a commercial hunting preserve in Delta, trees had to be cut down and a backhoe brought in to bring Jamison's prize out of the woods.

It was hauled on a truck to the Clay County Farmers Exchange in Lineville, where Jeff Kinder said they used his scale, which was recently calibrated, to weigh the hog.

Kinder, who didn't witness the weigh-in, said he was baffled to hear the reported weight of 1,051 pounds because his scale—an old, manual style with sliding weights—only measures to the nearest 10.

"I didn't quite understand that," he said.

Mike Stone said the scale balanced one notch past the 1,050-pound mark, and he thought it meant a weight of 1,051 pounds.

"It probably weighed 1,060 pounds. We were just afraid to change it once the story was out," he said.

The hog's head is now being mounted on an extra-large foam form by Jerry Cunningham of Jerry's Taxidermy in Oxford. Cunningham said the animal measured 54 inches around the head, 74 inches around the shoulders and 11 inches from the eyes to the end of its snout.

"It's huge," he said. "It's just the biggest thing I've ever seen."

Mike Stone is having sausage made from the rest of the animal. "We'll probably get 500 to 700 pounds," he said.

Jamison, meanwhile, has been offered a small part in "The Legend of Hogzilla," a small-time horror flick based on the tale of the Georgia boar. The movie is holding casting calls with plans to begin filming in Georgia.

Jamison is enjoying the newfound celebrity generated by the hog hunt, but he said he prefers hunting pheasants to monster pigs.

"They are a little less dangerous."

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Saw on another site that the hog turned out to be just a big pig that had escaped a neighbors pen Embarassed Embarassed
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 04, 2007 11:19 pm    Post subject:  Hogzilla Reply with quote

That`s more domestic than European Wild Boar , that`s for shore. Those hogs down that way are probably crossed with pig , it makes little sense to raise such a fuss over a big pig. Every once in a while someone kills a wild one 8-900 pounds.

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The Mystery of Hogzilla Solved
National Geographic Reveals the Truth Behind the Legendary Beast From GeorgiaFrom GMA March 21, 2005
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Print The mystery of the beast known as "Hogzilla" was born in the swamps and woods of Georgia just last summer.

Chris Griffin, a hunting guide, was out in the woods one day when he says he couldn't believe his eyes -- an animal resembling a hog that was 12 feet long and weighed over 1,000 pounds.

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"All sorts of thoughts were running through my head, and I was thinking, 'I'm gonna take a shot at this animal,'" Griffin said.

With the help of a backhoe, he hoisted the enormous beast up for the perfect trophy shot of the animal soon dubbed "Hogzilla."

An Internet Legend Is Born
Griffin buried the beast shortly after the photo was taken, but when the picture hit the Internet, a legend was born.

People around the world questioned whether Hogzilla was real or a trick of computer photography. Others debated whether Hogzilla was an enormous wild boar or a farm-raised hoax.

That's when National Geographic stepped in.

"We decided to do a real "CSI"-style investigation for Explorer," said Nancy Donnelly, a National Geographic producer. "We brought in a pig geneticist, a wildlife ecologist and a pig behavior specialist."

Is Hogzilla Real?
Now, after extensive research, there is a verdict.

National Geographic says Hogzilla is very real, though not as big as they thought. But the 800-pound male had something strange in his DNA.

"One of the most amazing things that we found out about Hogzilla was he had wild boar in his ancestry and we were only able to figure this out through our DNA testing," said Donnelly.

But more questions remain -- where did this giant hybrid come from?

And to residents of Alapaha, Ga., there is one thing perhaps more important: Could the son or daughter of Hogzilla still be out there?

Subject: Dead razorback 800lbs 8ft long

How would you like to run across this in the woods????? The hog was reportedly killed in Arkansas very recently close to where they hunt... The man in the picture killed him, took 3 shots from a 7 mag. The afternoon before, he saw this hog eating on the side of the road. He pulled over, and when he slammed the door on his truck, the hog spooked, and charged him. He rammed the side of his truck and put a huge dent in it and popped 2 holes in the metal where his tusks hit. He went back in camo the next morning and sat by a fence. The hog came out and he shot once and the hog turned and looked at him. Shot him again and he went to his knees and got back up. Shot him the third time and put him down. The rest of the story is the picture. He weighed over 800 lbs.

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