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January 06, 2007

Hogzilla: Part Deux

Posted in: Bizarre,Personal,WTF

Hogzilla2Back almost 2 years ago we did a story on Hogzilla. It was a 800 pound hog that was found in my state of Georgia. Well, this weekend the next step was hit. An estimated 1,100 pound hog was caught not too far from my home.

The hog hung snout down from a tree Friday in William Coursey’s front yard, not far from where the avid hunter said he shot the beast. He said he hauled it to a truck weight station, which recorded the hairy hog at 1,100 pounds.

The Department of Natural Resources did not know whether the hog was a record for the state. “We don’t keep records on hogs,” said Melissa Cummings of the DNR’s public affairs department.

But Coursey believes his behemoth surpasses the famed super swine shot and killed in 2004 that weighed in at half a ton on the farm’s scales. A team of National Geographic experts later confirmed “Hogzilla” didn’t quite live up to the 1,000-pound, 12-foot hype, saying the beast was probably 7 1/2 to 8 feet long, and weighed about 800 pounds. via the AJC

I don’t know about you, but it is not reassuring to think that creatures this big could be roaming in my backyard. Somedays I would consider my dog pretty brave in a canine kind of way, but if this bad boy came through our woods, I would expect him to run and hide under the bed.

Video here

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