Sunday, May 27, 2007

Hogzilla pt II

A WILD boar shot by an 11-year-old boy in Alabama was claimed to weigh a staggering 1050 lbs and measuring 9feet from its snout to the end of its tail.

If these measurements 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.

National Geographic experts, who unearthed Hogzilla's remains, believe the animal weighed about 800lbs and was 7 foot long.

Regardless of the comparison, Jamison is revelling in the attention.

"It feels really good. It's a good accomplishment. I probably won't ever kill anything else that big," he said.

Jamison said he shot the huge animal eight times with a .50-calibre revolver and chased it for three hours before finishing it off with a point-blank shot.

Trees had to be cut down to bring Jamison's prize out of the woods.

Jamison's father, Mike Stone, is turning the beast into sausages. "We'll probably get 500 to 700 pounds " he said.

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