Wednesday, July 19, 2017

"Man shoots mammoth 820 pound wild hog in his front yard"

Via Drudge:  Wade was afraid the huge hog would injure or kill the family pet so he grabbed a .38 caliber revolver that he keeps for home defense and went out on the front porch.

"By the time I got in a position to shoot, the hog was about 12 yards away," Wade said. "Cruiser was out of the my line to the hog so I fired."

It took three shots to take him down. The giant hog hit the ground near the carport. The next day, Wade took the wild hog to Brooks Peanut Company and weighed it on the drive-thru scales. The hog tipped the scales at 820 pounds and had six inch tushes.

According to the Alabama Dept. of Conservation and Natural Resources, feral hogs in Alabama pose a serious threat to native wildlife. High reproductive rates, a lack of natural predators, voracious omnivorous feeding habits, destructive rooting behavior and habitat destruction are just a few reasons why Alabama sportsmen and land managers are encouraged to help control this non-native species. The U.S. Department of Agriculture estimates that feral hogs cause more than $800 million of agricultural damage in the United States annually.

Feral hogs are considered a game animal in Alabama and have no closed season and no bag limits. This means that on private land, hunters can legally hunt hogs every day of the year with no harvest restrictions.

"I didn't think twice about taking down this hog," Wade concluded. "I'd do it again tomorrow."

(Link to story with pictures)

16 comments:

ricpic said...

"....non-native species......."

Really? It roots in Alabama it belongs to Alabama.

Sixty Grit said...

Tushes? Who wrote that mess? I am going to assume he meant "tusks".

I am impressed that a .38 would drop a monster like that. I would have gone with a .308 minimum.

Evi L. Bloggerlady said...

With a wild hog like that you have to be real careful of trichinosis, but if slow smoked that hog might be really good.

William said...

It's stories like this that encourage violence against Rosie O'Donnell.

john said...

That was no hog - it was a guinea pig, the product of a failed decades-long diet experiment.

Like the rest of us victims, should not be shot for that.

Methadras said...

That's a big hog, but 820 pounds? Hmmm... My bullshit detector is going off.

Chip Ahoy said...

Tuches is a real word for tusks. I thought the same thing, 60, and very nearly broke a rule to make a covert edit. You know, help a brother out. And it did take three dictionaries to find it.

Sixty Grit said...

Good effort, Chip, and thanks for the edumacation.

But the article used the word "tushes" - I figured they had lapsed into Yiddish, and that hog ain't Kosher, just sayin'.

Trooper York said...

Wait?

Isn't this a story about Baltimore?

Lem said...

Today I learned tuches is another word for tusks.

Eric the Fruit Bat said...

If he shot the wild hog in his front yard then he was trespassing and he should go to jail for murder.

Sixty Grit said...

How a hog got in my pajamas I'll nevah know!

AllenS said...

There should be a law that you can't call tusks, tushes.

AllenS said...

Urban dictionary --

tushsex
rear-end, butt, behind
She had a nice tush.

ampersand said...

Things wot I Shot Then Ate.

Evi L. Bloggerlady said...

If Rosie O'Donnell is rooting in your front yard and scaring your dog, you have my blessing to let her have it.