Georgia farmer skeptical whether Alabama hog was wild
/ Associated Press
June 1, 2007
ALAPAHA, Ga. (AP) - The Georgia farmer on whose property a huge wild hog was killed in 2004 is skeptical about reports that an even bigger wild hog was killed in east Alabama.
Ken Holyoak of Alapaha said yesterday that he doesn't believe the Alabama hog was wild.
The media attention surrounding giant wild pigs grew after an eleven-year-old Alabama boy said he killed a feral hog that weighed more than a thousand pounds and measured nine-foot-four from the tip of its snout to the base of its tail.
Holyoak said he measured and weighed the pig nicknamed Hogzilla that was killed on his farm near Alapaha at a thousand pounds and 12 feet. Experts from National Geographic exhumed the hog's body and said it was maybe eight feet long and weighed 800 pounds.
Holyoak says the key to finding out if the Alabama hog was wild is the length of the tusk.
Holyoak said he could look at the picture of the hog killed in Alabama and tell it wasn't grown in the wild.
Hogzilla was brought down in 2004 by hunting guide Chris Griffin. An independent south Georgia film company is now making a movie based on the beast.
The Legend of Hogzilla