Monday, May 28, 2007
This Little Piggy Went....DOWN!
This is when the second ammendment comes in handy especially when a gargantuan pig is invading your personal space - thing is if it weighs so much I cant immagine chasing it would be a problem... I kinda want to ignore the fact the kid had been hunting and using a gun since FIVE YEARS OLD FOR CHRISSAKE but lets just gasp in awe at the sizable porcine zeppelin..For those of you who missed this little (?) story here it is..
AN 11-year-old boy used a pistol to kill a giant pig that his father says weighed a staggering 476kg and measured 2.74m, from the tip of its snout to the base of its tail.
Think of hams as big as car tyres.
If the claims 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 Georgia in 2004.
Hogzilla was originally thought to weigh 453.6kg and measure 3.6m long.
National Geographic experts who unearthed its remains believe the animal actually weighed about 362.8kg and was 2.4m long.
Regardless of the comparison, Jamison is revelling in the attention over his pig.
"It feels really good," Jamison said. "It's a good accomplishment. I probably won't ever kill anything else that big."
Jamison, who killed his first deer at age five, was hunting with father Mike Stone and two guides in east Alabama on May 3.
He said he shot the huge animal eight times with a .50-calibre revolver and chased it for three hours through hilly woods before finishing it off.