What a lot of baloney

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d8pbkb5g0200.jpgMonster Pig farm-raised, not wild
Atlanta Journal Constitution/AP
June 1, 2007

Fruithurst, Ala. - Before he became known as “Monster Pig,” the 1,051-pound hog shot in Delta was known by another name.

Fred.

Rhonda and Phil Blissitt told The Anniston Star on Thursday evening that, on April 29, four days before the hog was killed, Fred was one of many livestock on their farm.

Late Thursday evening, their claims were confirmed by Andy Howell, Game Warden for the Alabama Department of Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries.

“I didn’t want to stir up anything,” Rhonda Blissitt said. “I just wanted the truth to be told. That wasn’t a wild pig.”

Added Phil Blissitt:

“If it went down in the record book, it would be deceiving, and we’d know that for the rest of our lives.”

The monster hog gained worldwide acclaim after he was harvested by 11-year-old Jamison Stone, a Pickensville native, with a .50-caliber pistol on May 3 at the Lost Creek Plantation, LLC, a hunting preserve in Delta. The big boar was hunted inside a large, low-fence enclosure and fired upon 16 times by Stone, who struck the animal nearly a half-dozen times during the three-hour hunt. Read the rest of the story here.


Related links:

Monster Pig Official Web Site

AP, May 30, 2007: Alabama State wildlife officials said Wednesday they want to know how the huge hog dubbed “Monster Pig” got into a fenced hunting preserve where it was chased down and shot to death by an 11-year-old boy

Fox News, May 30, 2007: An 11-year-old Alabama boy used a pistol to kill a wild hog that just may be the biggest pig ever found.

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