Skip to comments.Man Kills 1,100 Pound Hog in North GA.
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."
This is hardly Frontpage material.
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.
*reverting back to my Chi-town roots*
(was gonna say 'cow,' as per the above reference. :)... but am now forced to say:)
Oh wait... I've read/watched too many Charlotte's Web books/videos with my kids without saying:
"That's Some Pig!"
I apologize for that. It was a mistake on my part.
BBQ pork, mmmmmm......
Food for weeks.
Hey, doesn't this resemble the Durham exotic dancers?
"This is hardly Frontpage material."
Right, it should be Breaking News. /s
But it is news.
That's biggest damn pig, except for Rosie O'Donnell, I've every seen.
It is if you live in GA and like Barbeque.
(Sorry, I couldn't resist, I'll go stand in the corner now)
No, it's definitely sidebar... er side back... material. :) LOL!
Sorry, couldn't resist. :)
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.
That IS funny!!!
Okay, we all need to meet and have the mother of all barbecues... STAT! LOL!
Not sure that an 1,100 lb boar would be very tasty....
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