07-29-2004, 08:35 AM #1Former Member
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Legend grows around giant hog reportedly killed on Georgia plantation
ALAPAHA, Ga. (AP) - Around these parts, they are calling it Hogzilla: a 3.6-metre-long wild hog recently killed on a plantation and now quickly becoming a part of local legend.
The plantation's owner claims the hog weighed 450 kilograms and had 23-centimetre tusks. But few people have actually seen the hog - the only proof being a photo that shows the dead beast hanging from a rope. Whether the hog ever actually existed or is some sort of Faulknerian myth, it has definitely been the topic of conversation in small towns across southern Georgia.
"People just back up and ask 'Is it real?' They can't believe that there's a hog that big in the woods," said Drew White, who has a copy of the photo on display at an auto parts store in Tifton, about 25 kilometres away.
Chris Griffin said he killed the beast last month at the River Oak Plantation, where he is a hunting guide, and has been showing off the picture around this small farming community ever since. The hog is nearly twice as long as the six-foot-tall Griffin, who is seen standing next to it in the photo.
"They say 'Man, you look like a dwarf compared to that thing,' " he said Wednesday.
The picture is all Griffin has to back up his claims. He and Ken Holyoak, owner of the plantation, buried the beast on the property and did not want to hassle with slaughtering it since the meat of large feral hogs is typically not very good.
Holyoak said he decided that the hog's head also wasn't worth keeping because it was too large to mount on a wall. He said the head has the diameter of a tire on a compact car.
"We had to lift him with a backhoe," he said.
07-31-2004, 12:17 AM #2Former member
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Hogzilla! 1000 pound pig
Run, run fast! The atkins diet people are on their way.
Thatsa lotta bacon!
a 12-foot-long wild hog recently killed on a plantation and now quickly becoming a part of local legend.
The plantation's owner claims the hog weighed 1,000 pounds and had 9-inch tusks. But few people have actually seen the hog -- the only proof being a photo that shows the dead beast hanging from a rope.