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1000 lb wild hog??

Discussion in 'Open Discussion (Work-safe)' started by Mothra, Jul 29, 2004.

  1. Mothra

    Mothra The Man In The Box '14 Bowl Upsets Champ

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    <STYLE type=text/css><!--.floatleft190 { width:190px; float:left;}--></STYLE><TABLE cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=0 border=0><TBODY><TR><TD vAlign=top colSpan=2>[​IMG] Legend Grows Around 1,000-Pound Ga. Hog</FONT>

    ALAPAHA, Ga. (AP) - Around these parts, they are calling it Hogzilla: 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.

    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 17 miles 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 6-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.

    No one maintains official records on hog kills in Georgia. But Department of Natural Resources biologist Kent Kammermeyer, who helped write a booklet on feral-hog problems in the state, said he has never heard of one as large as Hogzilla.

    Holyoak said the plantation's previous record was a 695-pound hog shot several years ago. Enough wild hogs roam Holyoak's plantation that he has made it a side business to allow people to hunt them, but he said ``Hogzilla'' was too big to let someone else shoot.

    ``We killed it because we didn't want to take a chance of him getting away. Somebody else would have shot it,'' he said.

    Feral hogs, popularly known as wild hogs, are domestic hogs that escaped from farms and began living off the land. They lay waste to corn and peanut fields and deprive more than 100 species - including squirrels and deer - of food.

    ``It's a big problem and it's getting worse,'' Kammermeyer said. ``If you have a lot of hogs, you're going to have problems. Hogs are very aggressive. They run deer off and they can be dangerous if wounded or cornered.''

    Holyoak said he had to climb into a deer stand a few years back to escape a raging hog that circled around for six hours, foaming at the mouth and snapping at branches.

    ``They say bears get mad when you mess with their babies,'' Holyoak said. ``Hogs don't need a reason to get mad and come after you.''

  2. BuckeyeSoldier

    BuckeyeSoldier 2 time Reigning BuckeyePlanet Poker Champion

    HOG WASH I SAY!!!!

    if it was real he would have at least kept a tusk or something as proof, of he could easily go show people the grave site to prove it
  3. gregorylee

    gregorylee I'd rather be napping!!

    I figured I was going to open this thread and check out some pics of a Harley.
  4. BuckBackHome

    BuckBackHome Wolverine is largest member of weasel family

    Hell, I thought it was going to be another picture of a fat dude with a hot chick or that maybe Tibor was going to show a picture of one of his ex's.
  5. NorthShoreBuck

    NorthShoreBuck True Madness Requires Significant Intelligence

    It's a Southern thing.

    Several years ago we had one killed that was over 600 lbs. They hunt them with dogs. The one killed here killed several dogs. The amazing thing is it was killed right off a highway in an area where several sub divisions were being built.

    I see smaller versions of hogs in the woods all the time.
  6. osugrad21

    osugrad21 Capo Regime Staff Member

    So this what Donny has been doing?
    Documentary Confirms Hogzilla's Existence

    <table border="0" cellpadding="2" cellspacing="0" width="420"> <tbody><tr valign="middle"> <td width="40%"> <!-- Yahoo TimeStamp: 1111514006 --> <!-- timestamp 1111514006 94271 secs stale 28800 secs --> Tue Mar 22,12:53 PM ET
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    ALAPAHA, Ga. - [size=-1] A team of National Geographic (news - web sites) experts has confirmed south Georgia's monster hog, known to locals as Hogzilla, was indeed real — and really, really big. [/size]

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    [size=-1] They also noted the super swine didn't quite live up to the 1,000-pound, 12-foot hype generated when Hogzilla was caught on a farm last summer and photographed hanging from a backhoe. [/size]

    [size=-1]Donning biohazard suits to exhume the behemoth's smelly remains, the experts estimated Hogzilla was probably only 7 1/2 to 8 feet long, and weighed about 800 pounds. The confirmation came in a documentary aired Sunday night on the National Geographic Channel; it will be rebroadcast Wednesday and Saturday. [/size]

    [size=-1]"He was an impressive beast. He was definitely a freak of nature," said documentary producer Nancy Donnelly. She said Hogzilla's tusks — one measuring nearly 18 inches and the other nearly 16 inches — set a new Safari Club International North American free-range record. [/size]

    [size=-1]That wasn't good enough for Ken Holyoak, owner of the 1,500-acre fish farm and hunting preserve where Hogzilla was shot by guide Chris Griffin. [/size]

    [size=-1]"I need to stress that they did not have that much to work with, seeing as how the poor beast had been underground for nearly six months," he said Monday. [/size]

    [size=-1]Holyoak said Hogzilla weighed in at half a ton on his farm scales, and that he personally measured the hog's length at 12 feet while the freshly killed beast was dangling by straps from a backhoe. [/size]

    [size=-1]"As with any organic being after death, tissues will decompose and the body will atrophy, making actual measurements change over time," Holyoak said. "Have you ever seen a raisin after it was a grape?" [/size]

    [size=-1]Donnelly said the experts allowed for some shrinkage in making their final estimate. [/size]

    [size=-1]Despite the dispute, this town 180 miles south of Atlanta has already adopted Hogzilla as its own. It went with a Hogzilla theme for its fall festival, with a parade featuring a Hogzilla princess, children in pink pig outfits and a float carrying a Hogzilla replica. [/size]

    [size=-1]"Our insides were just bubbling," said Darlene Turner, who hosted a party to watch the documentary Sunday night. "At first, I was afraid it might be an embarrassment. But now I wish everybody could see the documentary. It would take the doubt out of people's minds." [/size]

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  7. BuckeyeNation27

    BuckeyeNation27 Goal Goal USA! Staff Member

    thump? donny?

    dude if they arent fucking they are the same person.
  8. kinch

    kinch Wash me Staff Member

    Wow, good thing he shot it so that nobody would shoot it.

    (yeah, yeah, I know I know)
  9. AKAK

    AKAK Well, that's like hypnotizing chickens. Staff Member Tech Admin

    All I know is....

    that if I ever bagged a 1000 lb Hog....

    Well, errrr....

    Never mind.
  10. Buck Nasty

    Buck Nasty You'll have nothing and like it

    I watched that show the other night. Those like Nola said those people are so crazy down there about that shit. They dug him up and the head was cut off, the guy who shot him says " We cut the head off and buried it somewhere else secret so no trophy hunters would find it".

    The people in town had a fucking parade with floats that had giant paper mache Hogs on them. I was cracking up.
  11. AKAK

    AKAK Well, that's like hypnotizing chickens. Staff Member Tech Admin


    I guess a friend will help you move.


    A Best Friend will help you move a body...

    But how the fuck close to you have to be to someone to help them Bury a 1K pound dead animal.

    I ain't diggin that hole.

    Fucking Inbreeding.
  12. Buck Nasty

    Buck Nasty You'll have nothing and like it

    They used a backhoe. You could tell the guy who owns the place was a weasel just trying to draw attention to his business. Totally exagerated the size and then swore up and down that it was that big when they killed it. He lets people pay to hunt the hogs on his property, so by having this huge fucker he thought people would pay tons of money to find the next one. Totally fucked, he owns a fish farm, and he leaves these huge bags of concentrated protien fish food out so the hogs can get at it. Its no wonder the thing got so big.

    Ok its starting to sound like I care about this. Nevermind.
  13. AKAK

    AKAK Well, that's like hypnotizing chickens. Staff Member Tech Admin

    Well- I'm glad you caught yourself... because you clearly paid way too close attention.
  14. BuckeyeNation27

    BuckeyeNation27 Goal Goal USA! Staff Member

    once again i have to point out the donny-thump connection
    [​IMG] + rednecks hunting boars...
  15. gregorylee

    gregorylee I'd rather be napping!!

    If anyone needs proof of this existance of a 1000 lb wild boar, I need only to remind you of your "slump busting" days on campus. This is all the proof that is needed...

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