11-Year-Old Bags Enormous Wild Hog A wild hog thought to be more than 1,000 pounds was killed by an 11-year-old boy May 3 at Lost Creek Plantation, a commercial hunting preserve. Jerry Cunningham, owner of Jerry's Taxidermy in Oxford, Ala., was hired to mount its head, and he watched preserve employees use a backhoe to move it.
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11-Year-Old Bags Enormous Wild Hog

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11-Year-Old Bags Enormous Wild Hog

11-Year-Old Bags Enormous Wild Hog

11-Year-Old Bags Enormous Wild Hog

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Florida has "Hog Kong." Georgia has "Hogzilla." Now, the state of Alabama has its own monster pig, measuring 9-foot-4 from snout to tail and weighing more than 1,000 pounds.

The wild hog was shot earlier this month by an 11-year-old boy at a hunting preserve near Oxford, Ala. Its massive head is now in the freezer at Jerry's Taxidermy in Oxford.

Robert Siegel talks with owner Jerry Cunningham about the prospects of mounting the big pig, and how its size compares to other wild hogs he's seen. Cunningham says the animals generally top the scale near 500 pounds and that this was, indeed, a monster pig.

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