11-Year-Old Bags Monster Pig
Step aside Hogzilla, meet Monster Pig and
the eleven-year-old boy who bagged a pig the size of a buffalo.
If the claims are true, Jamison
Stone's trophy boar would be much bigger than
Hogzilla, the legendary wild hog that was killed in south
Georgia in 2004.
Jamison, 11, who killed his first
deer at age 5, was
with father Mike Stone and two guides in east Alabama on May 3
when he bagged the hog he calls Monster Pig. He said he shot the
enormous animal eight times with a 50-caliber revolver and
chased it for three hours through wooded hills of Clay County
before finishing it off with a point-blank shot.
Through it all, there was the fear
that the animal would turn and charge them, as wild boars have a
reputation for doing. His father said that, just to be extra
safe, he and the guides had high-powered rifles aimed and ready
to fire in case the beast, with 5-inch tusks, decided to charge.
With the animal finally dead in a
creek bed on the 2,500-acre Lost Creek Plantation, a commercial
hunting preserve in Delta, trees had to be cut down and a
backhoe brought in to bring Jamison's prize out of the woods.
It was hauled on a truck to the
Clay County Farmers Exchange in Lineville, where Jeff Kinder
said they used his scale, recently calibrated, to weigh the hog.
The prize pig weighed in at a staggering 1,051 pounds and
measured 9 feet 4, from the tip of its snout to the base of its
experts, who unearthed Hogzilla’s remains, believe that legendary
hog weighed about 800 pounds and was 8 feet long. If Jamison’s
claims can be proven, his Monster Pig is nearly a foot and a
half longer and 250 pounds heavier.
Jerry Cunningham of Jerry's
Taxidermy who is mounting Monster Pig’s head said the animal
measured 54 inches around the head, 74 inches around the
shoulders and 11 inches from the eyes to the end of its snout.
"It's huge," he said. "It's just
the biggest thing I've ever seen."
Jamison is reveling in the attention over his pig, which has a
Web site put up by his father —
http://www.monsterpig.com. The hog (or the tale) seems to be
growing as the website now claims the pig was over 10' 7" long.