Posted by: Loren Coleman on May 25th, 2007
The story goes, the animal is one very big wild boar shot in Alabama.
As Mark Frauenfelder said over at Boing Boing, “It’s an AP story, so I am guessing this astonishing photo is legit.”
Jamison Stone, 11 years old, shot the wild boar that weighed in at a “staggering 1,051 pounds and measured 9-feet-4 from the tip of its snout to the base of its tail.”
The boy was hunting with his father Mike Stone in east Alabama on May 3, 2007, when he killed Hogzilla II, with a .50- caliber revolver. They chased it for three hours before it died in a creek bed on the 2,500-acre Lost Creek Plantation, a commercial hunting preserve in Delta, Alabama. There is nothing cryptozoo about this at all. Were they shooting a boar in a barrel?
Stone and his father realize the fame that lies ahead. After all, there’s a movie being made called “Hogzilla” about the hog given that name because it was big, but not as big as this one.
Jamison’s father put up a website here.