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Postby knapplc » Fri May 25, 2007 3:55 pm

Is Alabama secretly some sort of large, wild game preserve? How in the world are these things growing this big? This is crazy!

MONTGOMERY, Ala. - 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 — http://www.monsterpig.com — 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."


I'll dig up a picture in a minute....
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Postby Plindsey88 » Fri May 25, 2007 4:09 pm

Here you go...


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Postby Dr. Duran Duran » Fri May 25, 2007 4:11 pm

That can't possibly be real, can it??? Bacon for everyone!!!
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Postby treat24 » Fri May 25, 2007 4:13 pm

Dr. Duran Duran wrote:That can't possibly be real, can it??? Bacon for everyone!!!


insane if that is real... sounds like it is... :-o
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Postby Karoz » Fri May 25, 2007 4:15 pm

The color of the hog in the picture seems strange.

This whole incident seems a little fishy to me. Hopefully someone will head down there and confirm this story. If it does turn out to be legitimate, then it would be absolutely amazing. I think I need move to Alabama and sell bacon and ham for a living.
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Postby knapplc » Fri May 25, 2007 4:24 pm

Plindsey88 wrote:Here you go...


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Thanks! I've been on the phone here non-stop since posting that story.

I can't believe he killed that thing with a handgun, and that it took eight shots to kill it.
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Postby treat24 » Fri May 25, 2007 4:31 pm

knapplc wrote:
Plindsey88 wrote:Here you go...


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Thanks! I've been on the phone here non-stop since posting that story.

I can't believe he killed that thing with a handgun, and that it took eight shots to kill it.


almost looks like a pintball gun in his hand :-b
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Postby mrblitz » Fri May 25, 2007 4:39 pm

I'm sorry, that thing is Jurrasic size. I'm not buying it. :-?
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Postby Plindsey88 » Fri May 25, 2007 4:51 pm

There are several other pictures of it floating around... Snopes confirms the story and picture as real... I gotta think it's legit...

You gotta think that kid weighs about 80 pounds... Proportionally speaking an animal between 1,000 and 1,200 pounds would be just about that big...
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Postby knapplc » Fri May 25, 2007 4:53 pm

Plindsey88 wrote:There are several other pictures of it floating around... Snopes confirms the story and picture as real... I gotta think it's legit...

How would you fake that? I suppose the pic could be photoshopped and all, but for certain nobody would go to all the trouble to build a mockup of that thing, would they?
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