That’s a BIG PIG.
Jett Webb had only been on the hunt for a month. Then, on February 28, at about 10:30 p.m. he went to the woods and brought home a 500- pound hog. Webb shot the hog from an elevated tree stand with an AR-10 rifle from less than 100 yards away.
It may have weighed even MORE than that says the president of the hunting club where this latest hogzilla was brought down.
Michael Mansell, president of the White Oak Ranch Hunting Club, said he weighed well over 500 pounds.
“He pegged the maximum weight capacity of the certified scales with his head and shoulders still on the skinning shed floor,” Mansell said. “It was a true beast!”
The original hogzilla was so large, it was thought to be a hoax. The animal shot by Chris Griffin in Alapaha, GA in 2004 was also on a hunting reserve. It was said to weigh over 1000 pounds but when the remains were exhumed for a book and documentary project, it turns out he must have been around 800 pounds but a good 7-8 feet long. DNA testing showed it was a hybrid wild boar and domestic pig.
Yet in 2007, in a story that made international news, an 11 year old boy supposedly brought down a 1051 lb MONSTER on a private reserve in Alabama. He supposedly shot the animal several times, chasing it wounded through the woods before dispatching the fatal shot. This WAS a hoax that enraged many people for various reasons.
It seems apparent these monster pigs are bred for this kind of sport. It’s not clear what will become of the meat or body of Hogzilla 3.