Monster Pig



Monster Pig, also known as Hogzilla II and Pigzilla, is the name of very large wild hog killed on May 3, 2007, by an eleven year-old boy, Jamison Stone. The location is disclosed as a 2,500 acre (1,012 hectare) commercial hunting preserve called Lost Creek Plantation, outside Anniston, Alabama. The pig was claimed to weigh 1,051 lb. (477 kg.) and with a length of 9 ft. 4 in. (2.84 m) from the tip of its snout to the end of its tail. The hog's head was mounted on an extra-large foam form and measured 54 in. (137 cm) around the head, 74 in. (188 cm) around the shoulders and 11 in. (28 cm) from the eyes to the end of its snout. The balance of the hog is being turned into approximately 500 to 700 lb. (227 to 318 kg.) of sausage.

Stone said he was using a Smith & Wesson Model 500 with a mounted holographic scope and ported barrel firing eight 350-grain Hornady cartridges into the pig. Stone chased the hog for three hours through hilly woods before finishing it off with a point-blank shot.

Several days after the story broke, suspicion mounted over the authenticity of the photographic evidence. Analysis by a retired physicist from New York University revealed that, were the photo above right genuine, the pig would in fact be 15 ft long, not the mere 9 ft claimed. It thus appeared that while the weight and size of the pig might be genuine, widely disseminated photos were misleading, if not a deliberate distortion of the creature's true size. In all likelihood, the people in the photos were standing several metres behind the pig, making it appear much larger than it truly was. As a result of the suspicions, the NBC Today Show cancelled a planned segment on the pig, on May 29.Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.2 or any later version published by the Free Software Foundation; with no Invariant Sections, with no Front-Cover Texts, and with no Back-Cover Texts.
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