Skip to comments.Australian Paper Confirms Giant Pig Killed by Farmer
Posted on 06/01/2009 11:15:16 AM PDT by Scythian
This giant feral pig was shot on a Pilbara, Australia, cattle station after it was spotted eating a dead cow.
(Excerpt) Read more at foxnews.com ...
You can get alot of bacon and sausage from that one
Son of Hogzilla!
Porkulus is been deafeated....in the Land of Down Under!!!!
At least Zero won’t be able to please the people there
I didn’t know we have wild pigs in Australia, esp that size
Big pig but looks bigger in the picture.
Notice the man is standing at the door and the pig is hanging a few feet closer to the camera.
Follow the link and read!
It is real and has been verified, I have seen huge boars in my uncles farms that are freakin’ massive, a pig this size doesn’t suprise me one bit.
Eating a cow? What a pig!
I was sent this picture a couple of years ago by a hunting friend in Australia who knows this guy personally. He said that this hog weighed over 800 pounds, it is not photoshopped.
Oprah’s pic would be more appropriate!
That would be sporting with a .44 Mag pistol!
I ate dead cow for dinner last night and I ain’t too purdy neither. Should I worry?
Top Secret Israeli MOAB?
Probably a lot of trichinosis from it too.
Didn’t think Aussies were trusted with guns anymore. Is he arrested?
I have hunted hogs before in brush and had to grab hold of a tree several times as one tore past me, getting my legs up out of their way. If you missed a good kill shot with your first round in the open scrub the last thought you might have was “Gee, I wish I still had the semi-auto they took away from me now...”
Here, about 20 miles east of Okeechobee we have wild pigs all over the place.
They come around twice a year.
largest, about 450 pounds but the good tasters are the 40 pounders. And ya have to feed them good corn for a month to get their gamie taste out. Also some folks give them a shot to deworm them.
I live on an airpark and they tear the runway and taxi ways up so we trap and turn them over to a guy who does this.
I got 17 pigs this year.
Looks like Gorgo.
I am west of Okeechobee in Highlands County. Last month my brother and I shot two big pigs, one about 300 pounds.
Twenty years ago we were hunting in Venus, west of Okeechobee about 70 miles. We had set traps for pigs which were tearing up the pasture and some nearby orange groves. We went to check the trap the next day and it had been ripped to shreds. We replaced the posts with telephone poles, placing them about 3-4 feet into the ground. We had a buddy that checked the trap the next day; he called us and said there was a huge pig in the pen which was the size of a big bear. He said that he had shot it and it was dead, but that he needed help to remove it from the pen. He had to leave the woods to call us(this was back when cell phones were no good out there). We met him at the gate, each of us with a 357 pistol, which we always carry. We did not bring rifles as we assumed the pig was dead and we were simply going to remove the pig and butcher it.
When we got to the pen, a monster of a pig was running around, squirting blood out of several holes where he had been shot. As the Good Lord is my witness, at near point blank range my brother emptied his revolver into the head of the pig, and it got back up. I pulled out my 357 and shot it a couple more times and our buddy jumped in the pen with a knife and began cutting its throat when it fell to the ground.
We had to use the truck to pull the pig out of the pen/trap. We had to use the truck to pull it up into the tree. The shield was so thick that as we skinned it, the shield stuck out about a foot, stiff as can be. The shield was so thick that the bullets had barely penetrated the pig. The shot that essentially made him fall was through the eye socket. Of course, had we known it was alive, we would have brought rifles. In any event, I have pictures of it hanging beside my brother who weighed more than 250 at the time, and the pig was about 3 times his side. We guessed it at more than 600 pounds, possibly 800.
Wow, some great stories, south florida, the land of MONSTERS !!!
Good to know you Beeman.
I use to service banks for Diebold and Sebring was in my area. Still fly in there for breakfast and drive route 70 on the way to the inlaws in St. Pete.
And have done the Peace River in our Canoe.
I figure any where from Everglades City up to about mid Georgia you can get hogs and all the way to Texas.
Only thing you did wrong was of course “ assume” which is a good lesson to learn if ya live.
Did the same thing with a 40 pound dolphin I had in the fish locker and it beat the tar out of me.
Does Beeman mean you are a bee keeper?
Who shot your brother?
Did I say the picture was photo shopped?
No - I did not.
I said that he is standing slightly behind the pig making it appear larger than it is.
I also said it was still a big pig.
Calm down, calm down, I just said, a friend of mine in Australia knows this guy and it is for real.
Darn, I thought this story was about Michael Moore. /s
Contrary to popular belief in the US, law abiding Australian citizens are still allowed to own firearms. There are regulations and restrictions, but nothing approaching a total ban - and a ‘primary producer’ - a farmer - actually has a very clear path through most of the regulatory redtape.
The more powerful the weapon (power being determined in a fairly arbitrary way at times, but that's the intent) the higher the level of licence you need.
I've probably got the two highest level licences a civilian can get without too much difficulty - I hold a Category D licence and a general category handgun licence.
Category D allows me to own most semi-automatic rifles and shotguns. My handgun licence allows me to own a non-automatic handgun that is .38 calibre or less and has a barrel length of over four inches.
(A category C licence allows small magazine semi-automatic weapons, a category A/B allows single shot longarms - hunting weapons like .22s and shotguns for duck hunting. A Category E licence allows for machine guns and similar - technically it's supposed to be possible to get such a licence as a civilian, but I've never heard of anybody doing it. There are also licences to allow people to own handguns outside the 'general category' but again they are unusual).
Are the laws fairly uniform, or do they vary from state to state?
When not in use, firearms must be stored in an approved gun safe (can't remember all the requirements, but must be steel, must either be bolted to the floor, must weigh more than 330 pounds, are some). If you store more than twelve firearms you need to have an alarm system.
Restrictions on use is somewhat vague - they must be used only for 'lawful purposes'. Some things are very clearly lawful - hunting in season on land designated for hunting, target shooting on a range - but there are a lot of things that are lawful in some circumstances and not in others. For example, if you shoot somebody who has broken into your home, you'd better be ready to argue in court that you were in fear of your life, or the lives of others - because that is lawful - and not that you were trying to stop things being stolen - because that is not lawful (reasonable force may be used to prevent a crime or apprehend a criminal - deadly force is only reasonable in cases where you have reason to feel you, or another person, are at significant risk of death or serious injury). Basically if you're going to carry a gun in Australia, make sure you know the law and perhaps more importantly make sure you know what to say if questioned about something you did with it.
Sorry - just realised I missed the last question you asked. The laws are supposed to be consistent from state to state, and are generally pretty close, but there isn’t a perfect match.
Thanks for the informative reply. Yours is a much better situation than I would have assumed.
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.