The pig was more than nine feet long, and weighed more than 1000 pounds, but an 11 year old boy from Alabama managed to take it out with his dad's pistol.
He wasn't out hunting alone. His dad and his mates kept watch, at a distance, with their rifles ready as the kid took on the monster pig.
Killing animals was nothing new for this kid. He wasted his first deer at age FIVE.
And by the way, in case you're thinking of ordering any, the sausages are all gone.
From Breitbart :
"It feels really good," Jamison, of Pickensville, said in a telephone interview with The Associated Press. "It's a good accomplishment. I probably won't ever kill anything else that big."
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.
It's nice to know the animal didn't suffer.
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. Mike Stone said the scale balanced one notch past the 1,050-pound mark, and he thought it meant a weight of 1,051 pounds.
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 5- inch tusks decided to charge.
With the pig finally dead in a creek bed on the 2,500-acre Lost Creek Plantation, a commercial hunting preserve in Delta, trees had to be cut down and a backhoe brought in to bring Jamison's prize out of the woods.
Mike Stone is having sausage made from the rest of the animal. "We'll probably get 500 to 700 pounds," he said.