Hogzilla, the 8 foot Wild Boar was real , as confirmed by National Geographic channel.
A team of National Geographic experts has confirmed south Georgia’s monster hog, known to locals as Hogzilla, was indeed real – and really, really big.
They also noted the super swine didn’t quite live up to the 1,000-pound, 12-foot hype generated when Hogzilla was caught on a farm last summer and photographed hanging from a backhoe.
Donning biohazard suits to exhume the behemoth’s smelly remains, the experts estimated Hogzilla was probably only 7 1/2 to 8 feet long, and weighed about 800 pounds. The confirmation came in a documentary aired Sunday night on the National Geographic Channel; it will be rebroadcast Wednesday and Saturday.
“He was an impressive beast. He was definitely a freak of nature,” said documentary producer Nancy Donnelly. She said tusks – one measuring nearly 18 inches and the other nearly 16 inches – set a new Safari Club International North American free-range record.
Makes me proud to be a Georgian. Jealous Red?