An 11 year old Alabama boy spent 3 hours completing the hunt of a wild boar that weighed in at 1,051 pounds and measured 9 feet 4 inches. The animal now known as Monster Pig is the largest wild boar ever killed or captured, breaking the record of Georgia’s Hogzilla.
We have covered the original Hogzilla, which is now being made into a horror film, and the second Hogzilla found not far from my home. This monster is just amazing though. To think that animals this size have been able to grow and not be discovered by humans is hard to fathom.
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. via the AP