They’re saying this lardy little eleven year old put eight pistol rounds - no, canon rounds (0.50 pistol rounds!) into the pig posing in front of him before chasing it for three hours (I don’t think the little fatty is capable of three hours of running) and giving it the coup-de-gras. Daddy and two guides?
I’m not having any of it. Fer chrissake, that’s a freakin’ elephant not a pig!
[quote]Child kills pig
May 27, 2007
An 11-year-old boy used a pistol to kill a wild pig his father says weighed a staggering 476 kilograms and measured 2.74 metres, from the tip of its snout to the base of its tail.
If the claims are accurate, Jamison Stone’s trophy boar would be bigger than “Hogzilla”, the famed wild pig killed in south Georgia in 2004.
Hogzilla originally was thought to weigh 453.6 kilograms and measure 3.6 metres long. National Geographic experts who unearthed its remains believe the animal actually weighed about 362.8 kilograms and was 2.4 metres long.
Regardless of the comparison, Jamison is revelling in the attention over his pig.
“It feels really good,” Jamison said in a telephone interview with The Associated Press. “It’s a good accomplishment. I probably won’t ever kill anything else that big.”
Jamison, who killed his first deer at age five, was hunting with father Mike Stone and two guides in east Alabama on May 3. He said he shot the huge animal eight times with a .50-calibre revolver and chased it for three hours through hilly woods 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.
“I was a little bit scared, a little bit excited,” said Jamison.
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 12-centimetre tusks, decided to charge.
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, where Jeff Kinder said they used his scale, recently calibrated, to weigh the pig.
Mike Stone said the scale balanced one notch past the 476 kilogram mark.
“It probably weighed 1,060 pounds. We were just afraid to change it once the story was out,” he said.
The pig’s head is being mounted by taxidermist Jerry Cunningham.
“It’s huge,” Cunningham said. “It’s just the biggest thing I’ve ever seen.”
Mike Stone is having sausage made from the rest of the animal. “We’ll probably get 500 to 700 pounds (317.5 kilograms),” he said.
Jamison, meanwhile, has been offered a small part in The Legend of Hogzilla, a small-time horror film based on the tale of the Georgia boar. The movie is holding casting calls with plans to begin filming in Georgia.