'Monster Pig' Not a Hoax, Not Feral Either

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    'Monster Pig' Not a Hoax, Not Feral Either

    As reported today by ABCNews.com:

    'Monster Pig' Not a Hoax, Not Feral Either
    Farmers Say Half-Ton Animal Killed by Boy Was Livestock



    By BRAN STRICKLAND
    FRUITHURST, Ala., Jun. 1, 2007

    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 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.

    The Blissitts said they were unaware that the hog generating all the media attention was once theirs. It wasn't until Howell spoke with Phil Blissitt that the pieces of the puzzle came together.

    Phil Blissitt recalled Howell asking him about the now-famous hog.

    "Did you see that pig on TV?" Phil Blissitt recalled Howell asking him. "I said, 'Yeah, I had one about that size.' He said, 'No, that one is yours.'

    "That's when I knew."

    Phil Blissitt purchased the pig for his wife as a Christmas gift in December of 2004. From 6 weeks old, they raised the pig as it grew to its enormous size.

    Not long ago, they decided to sell off all of their pigs. Eddy Borden, owner of Lost Creek Plantation, purchased Fred.

    Attempts by The Star to reach Borden were unsuccessful.

    While Rhonda Blissitt was somewhat in the dark about the potential demise of her pet, Phil Blissitt said he was under the understanding that it would breed with other female pigs and then "probably be hunted."...

    The full story with reader comments can be found at; http://abcnews.go.com/US/story?id=3236356&page=1

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    Not having any tusks should have been the first clue.

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    Good point John - one I forgot all about.

    Still even so - huge is huge LOL.
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    Still not the whole story, it was in fact a huge cat.


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    It's a good thing the kid had "Old Blue" on hand to save his family from Black Bart's huge cat...

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    Quote Originally Posted by jdlv4_0 View Post
    Not having any tusks should have been the first clue.
    I noticed that right off,

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    Quote Originally Posted by jdlv4_0 View Post
    Not having any tusks should have been the first clue.
    Feral or not, looks like pretty good chompers to me:

    http://monsterpig.com/
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    Congratulations!! You killed a tame pet pig. It's all downhill from here.
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    Doesn't the kid look like the movie/tv bullies you see...?

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    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.
    Nothing like a fair chase and a quick, humane kill...

    What a great 'father-son bonding experience'.

    No animal deserves to die like that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Muzz View Post
    Nothing like a fair chase and a quick, humane kill...

    What a great 'father-son bonding experience'.

    No animal deserves to die like that.
    As a hunter I agree whole heartedly!!
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    As well the updated story now reports that the hunt area was only 2 sq. miles.
    For an animal of that size they might as well been 'hunting' him in a school gymnasium....and it still took them three hours to supposedly track and kill it, after firing on it over 16 times with less than six actual hits.

    Poor.

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    That is not hunting, it is just a poorly run Slaughter yard!
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    If I read the report elsewhere correctly it was a pet pig that was sold to the hunting establishment, during his life as a pet he would routinely allow cats to lay with him. Sounds like a nice guy.
    The hunting consisted of shooting him every time he came up to the feed station.

    Not sure if that was the way it was, I wasn't there but I read some interesting stuff.

    I thought hunting was hunting? Tracking and stalking and hunting down the beast.

    Not shooting pets in a pen.

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