Almost a decade ago, a story of a brave young man who killed a 1,051 pound feral pig hogzilla impressed America and the world at large. As I broke this story in my early days of journalism, little did I know or understand the full implication of the brave young man’s actions.
This monster hogzilla was more than an overgrown genetic specimen. It was truly a beast that could be the product of selective breeding, a concerted effort by the Soviet Union to destroy America’s agriculture with a new sort of biological weapon.
Years of study finally culminated in the video release of Pig Bomb on Animal Planet, the daring study into the Russian’s plot to breed their wild Siberian Boars with the fast-breeding American hog, to create a super-species of mighty-tusked mayhem that can quadruple in birthweight in a double fortnight. While their editors didn’t feel comfortable making the bold political accusation of ecological sabotage that we charged, we thank them for their help in broadcast and continue to take to the field of study. Let us review the tale of the young man who took down one of the first communist pig swine to infiltrate America. It’s estimated that as of now, over 200,000 monster pigs of similar size exist in America’s woodlands, hiding out with surprising levels of stealth and threatening to challenge our ecosystems nationwide.
Flashback: Boy Kills 1,051 Pound Monster Pig
For 11-year-old Jamison Stone, from Alabama, such a thought is out of the land of imagination and into reality.
On a hunting trip with his father, Mike Stone, young Jamison came upon the massive beast, which is named Hogzilla 2. Being a hunter since age 5, Jamison proceeded to shoot the giant hog eight times with a revolver. As may be expected, death didn’t quickly take to the walking bacon platter.
Likely a bit annoyed by the bullets, the nearly 9 and a half foot (from snout to tail, a bit shorter than a regulation basketball goal) and 1051 pound boar refused to easily go down and gave Jamison a bit of a scare.
Said Jamison in an interview, “”I was a little bit scared, a little bit excited.”
After pursuing Hogzilla II for several hours, Jamison and his father (along with guides who had high powered rifles trained on the pig, in case of a charge) were finally able to subdue their record catch.
Final measurements of the pig indicate that its head is nearly five feet around and around its shoulders, nearly 6 feet. Its weight is now also thought to actually be a whopping 1,060 pounds total (incorrect interpretation of scale reading may have occurred initially).
The father and son plan to use the meat to make massive amounts of sausage, expected to come up to about 700 pounds worth of meat.
There is a website http://www.monsterpig.com/ for more cool info on the story You may have to check back in as it has likely received much traffic.
Christian Science Global, Mike Watson and C.N. Meyers Reporting