In 2004 a wild hog was killed in Georgia that reportedly was over 1000 pounds, and 12 foot long. Rumors were rampant concerning this monster pig, and the internet went crazy with various articles about the wild boar dubbed HOGZILLA. In the final analysis the hog was exhumed, weighed, and measured. Not quite the legond of the tabloids, but a “big porker’ just the same. 8oo pounds and 8-1/2 foot long is still a huge wild boar running loose in the south Georgia woods. It has been recently reported that Hollywood is even going to make a movie about Hogzilla.
And would’nt you know it before the first scene is “shot”, a boar even bigger than Hogzilla is “shot” in Montgomery Alabama by an 11 year old boy. Jamison Stone killed his 1,051 pound wild hog on May 3rd. using a .50 caliber revolver. Makes you kind of think twice about taking your family into unchartered territory down south. Pigs are “mean” by nature, and a small wild boar can do plenty of damage to man and beast with their razor sharp tusk. I would not want to have to stop a charging 1000 pound wild boar with anything less than a bazooka.
If you think there isn’t much chance of you or your family having a wild boar encounter here in Michigan-think again. Wild boar have been reported in 36 of Michigans counties, and last year a boar weighing over 300 pounds was killed in the lower Peninsula. This was an escaped free range pig, or ferrell hog, running wild. I even know of one seen in Monroe county, but thats another story.