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Man Kills 1,100 Pound Hog in North GA.
Yahoo! News ^ | Jan 5, 2006

Posted on 01/06/2007 7:20:22 PM PST by pcottraux

FAYETTEVILLE, Ga. - A giant wild hog boasted to be bigger than the near-mythical "Hogzilla" caught in southern Georgia a few years ago has been killed in a suburban Atlanta neighborhood.

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.

The news of Coursey's kill got people talking about the enormous beasts that roam the state.

"Nobody keeps official records," said Daryl Kirby, an editor with Georgia Outdoor News. "But it's one heck of a hog."


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KEYWORDS: banglist; bigpig; hog; huge

1 posted on 01/06/2007 7:20:23 PM PST by pcottraux
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To: nnn0jeh

ping


2 posted on 01/06/2007 7:21:26 PM PST by kalee (No burka for me....EVER!)
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To: Normal4me

ping


3 posted on 01/06/2007 7:22:05 PM PST by proudofthesouth (Mao said that power comes at the point of a rifle; I say FREEDOM does.)
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To: pcottraux

This is hardly Frontpage material.


4 posted on 01/06/2007 7:22:25 PM PST by Admin Moderator
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To: pcottraux

Too bad they killed it. I am sure it would have been a winner at the Hog races put on to stop the building of that mosque.


5 posted on 01/06/2007 7:22:43 PM PST by sgtbono2002 (Peace through strength.)
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To: pcottraux

*reverting back to my Chi-town roots*

"Holy...."

(was gonna say 'cow,' as per the above reference. :)... but am now forced to say:)

"pig!"

Wow!


6 posted on 01/06/2007 7:23:53 PM PST by proud American in Canada (Thy Will Be Done.)
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To: Angelas; presidio9; Idisarthur; Hegemony Cricket; A knight without armor; new cruelty; SunkenCiv; ..
This, combined with the Hogzilla story, is beginning to catch my attention. It's interesting that both stories happened in the same state. I'm starting to wonder if a new breed of giant hogs is beginning to appear throughout Georgia.


7 posted on 01/06/2007 7:24:20 PM PST by pcottraux (It's pronounced "P. Coe-troe.")
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To: pcottraux

Oh wait... I've read/watched too many Charlotte's Web books/videos with my kids without saying:

"That's Some Pig!"

LOL!


8 posted on 01/06/2007 7:24:53 PM PST by proud American in Canada (Thy Will Be Done.)
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To: Admin Moderator

I apologize for that. It was a mistake on my part.


9 posted on 01/06/2007 7:24:55 PM PST by pcottraux (It's pronounced "P. Coe-troe.")
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To: pcottraux

BBQ pork, mmmmmm......


10 posted on 01/06/2007 7:25:53 PM PST by Hugin
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To: Hugin

Food for weeks.


11 posted on 01/06/2007 7:26:21 PM PST by pcottraux (It's pronounced "P. Coe-troe.")
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To: Protect the Bill of Rights

Hey, doesn't this resemble the Durham exotic dancers?


12 posted on 01/06/2007 7:27:42 PM PST by TommyDale (If we don't put a stop to this global warming, we will all be dead in 10,000 years!)
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To: Admin Moderator

"This is hardly Frontpage material."


Right, it should be Breaking News. /s


But it is news.


13 posted on 01/06/2007 7:27:54 PM PST by leadpenny
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To: pcottraux

That's biggest damn pig, except for Rosie O'Donnell, I've every seen.


14 posted on 01/06/2007 7:30:28 PM PST by GlennLivett (Insula est scelestus interficio monastica quod Mohammed est abbas of totus monachus quod volutabrum.)
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To: Admin Moderator
This is hardly Frontpage material

It is if you live in GA and like Barbeque.

(Sorry, I couldn't resist, I'll go stand in the corner now)

15 posted on 01/06/2007 7:31:13 PM PST by Protect the Bill of Rights
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To: Admin Moderator; pcottraux
This is hardly Frontpage material.

No, it's definitely sidebar... er side back... material. :) LOL!

Sorry, couldn't resist. :)

16 posted on 01/06/2007 7:32:51 PM PST by proud American in Canada (Thy Will Be Done.)
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To: TommyDale

Thanks for the ping--I just might be banned
(Look just above this one)

Now, don't be ruining my barbeque by making me think of precious.


17 posted on 01/06/2007 7:33:11 PM PST by Protect the Bill of Rights
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To: proud American in Canada

That IS funny!!!


18 posted on 01/06/2007 7:33:38 PM PST by Protect the Bill of Rights
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To: All

Okay, we all need to meet and have the mother of all barbecues... STAT! LOL!


19 posted on 01/06/2007 7:34:03 PM PST by proud American in Canada (Thy Will Be Done.)
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To: Hugin
BBQ pork, mmmmmm......

Not sure that an 1,100 lb boar would be very tasty....

20 posted on 01/06/2007 7:34:43 PM PST by r9etb
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To: Protect the Bill of Rights
That IS funny!!!

Thanks, LOL!! Please see my previous post.

Someday Freepers will all get together and we will laugh ourselves crazy. :) I hope to be there. :)

21 posted on 01/06/2007 7:35:47 PM PST by proud American in Canada (Thy Will Be Done.)
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To: pcottraux

Those yahoos at yahoo need to know Fayetteville in NOT North GA.

They need to buy an apple at the piggly-wiggly to put in his mouth while they slow cook that baby..Mmmm


22 posted on 01/06/2007 7:37:22 PM PST by Protect the Bill of Rights
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To: proud American in Canada

:-)
Gotta laugh!


23 posted on 01/06/2007 7:38:16 PM PST by Protect the Bill of Rights
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sow's about that!

Georgia Hunter Bags 'Hogzilla'
WSBTV NEWS | 1-5-2007
Posted on 01/05/2007 1:21:08 PM EST by Cagey
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/1762961/posts


24 posted on 01/06/2007 7:38:57 PM PST by SunkenCiv ("I've learned to live with not knowing." -- Richard Feynman)
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To: pcottraux

Wow! A Swineo Helentinae Thomasizer.


25 posted on 01/06/2007 7:39:43 PM PST by theDentist (Qwerty ergo typo : I type, therefore I misspelll.)
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To: SunkenCiv

Geez, I even looked for the story on FR to see if anyone had posted it.


26 posted on 01/06/2007 7:50:13 PM PST by pcottraux (It's pronounced "P. Coe-troe.")
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To: pcottraux

Macon Bacon...


27 posted on 01/06/2007 8:50:33 PM PST by Hegemony Cricket (When music is banned, only the bands will have music.)
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To: pcottraux
Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting Ummmmmm! I love bacon.
28 posted on 01/06/2007 9:12:22 PM PST by Nasty McPhilthy (Those who beat their swords into plow shears….will plow for those who don’t.)
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To: pcottraux
:'D I only knew because I got pinged to all three. ;') Usually the searches don't work as well as might be wished. Google often does a more thorough job, assuming the topic is a half day old or so.
29 posted on 01/06/2007 10:17:22 PM PST by SunkenCiv ("I've learned to live with not knowing." -- Richard Feynman)
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To: pcottraux

Glad to see it. Wild hogs are a menace, and what every one of them needs is a bullet.


30 posted on 01/07/2007 3:00:55 AM PST by BlackVeil
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To: BlackVeil; All

I was a bit sad to see my ex-girlfriend come to such an ignominous end...........


31 posted on 01/07/2007 6:12:09 AM PST by TheRobb7 (Border security is NOT Racism...it's PATRIOTISM.)
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