Monday, June 04, 2007

Doctoring the Hunt?

Most of y'all have probably heard of the "Monster Pig" or "Hogzilla II;" the 10 foot long, 1051 lb hog shot on an Alabama hunting ground last week. When the story first came out, it was reported that it was a wild hog that had been shot by an 11 year old boy. It was also hinted that the photos had been doctored. I mean, it wouldn't be the first time someone had exaggerated a hunt, would it? The folks involved even have their own website, and the actual hunter gets a bit part in "Hogzilla - the Movie."

Well, as follow up always nets us more of the story than is first reported, it appears the photos were not doctored, but the hog's wildness was.

So, not only did the hunters in question go to handle their hunt in a fenced in hunting ground, the hog they shot and killed was raised on a farm. The hog even had a name: Fred.

Not that this should diminish the hunters any, after all. I'm not a hunter, but they can have at it. I'm sure I would be useless in a hunt, even in a 150 acre fenced in area stocked with farm raised game.

2 comments:

S.A.W.B. said...

To use an old phrase, paT, you'd likely be about as useless as tits on a boar.

For anyone curious, 150 acres works out to roughly 113 football fields worth of space. That's no small hiding place, even for a farm-raised wild-hog named Fred who's the size of a Yugo.

Leigh C. said...

Sounds like a scenario straight outta Carl Hiassen's "Sick Puppy"...