Saturday, May 26, 2007

Alabama boy, 11, kills a Whopper Boar

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - "Hogzilla" is being made into a horror movie. But the sequel may be even bigger: Meet Monster Pig. An 11-year-old Alabama boy used a pistol to kill a wild hog his father says weighed a staggering 1,051 pounds and measured 9-feet-4 from the tip of its snout to the base of its tail. Think hams as big as car tires.

If the claims are accurate, Jamison Stone's trophy boar would be bigger than Hogzilla, the famed wild hog that grew to seemingly mythical proportions after being killed in south Georgia in 2004.

Jamison, who killed his first deer at age 5, was hunting with father Mike Stone and two guides in east Alabama on May 3 when he bagged Hogzilla II. He said he shot the huge animal eight times with a .50- caliber 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 of doing.

"I was a little bit scared, a little bit excited," said Jamison, who just finished the
sixth grade on the honor roll at Christian Heritage Academy, a small, private school.

Atta' boy, Jamison!! Good kill! Ya know, it's good people like you, your dad and family who will keep our nation safe. I'd love to hear about that buck you bagged when you were 5 too, buddy.

The hog's head is now being mounted on an extra-large foam form by Jerry's Taxidermy in Oxford. 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," Jamison's dad said. "It's just the biggest thing I've ever seen."

This youth young man is prepared to defend America some day. Aren't you glad he's one of us?

1 comment:

Abouna said...

That is one brave young man. I sure would love to shake his hand.