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Would you let your dogs take on this boar?


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#1 girodin

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Posted 26 May 2007 - 05:10 am

Would you want to run into this thing with your dogs?

http://www.foxnews.c...,275524,00.html

I dont know how I would feel about getting close enough to stick this monster with a knife or how I would feel about letting my dog go after it. It would be an experience for sure though.

#2 Ossie

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Posted 26 May 2007 - 05:20 am

:icon_eek:
if that's not a spoof....

FOOOOOKIN' HELL!

#3 WhiteRose

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Posted 26 May 2007 - 07:24 am

No way!! that can not be real!! :no:

#4 CumbrianJack

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Posted 26 May 2007 - 09:37 am

Must have been pumped up with steroids!LOL maybe its another photoshop job like the mastiff dog was.

#5 MATTI

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Posted 26 May 2007 - 06:27 pm

It does'nt look as big on the website his dad set up, and IMO it's load of pig-sh*te. If it's for real a friggin tiger would struggle with that beast. :blink:

#6 Simoman

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Posted 26 May 2007 - 11:24 pm

Looks dodgy............. :hmm:

#7 mole catcher

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Posted 27 May 2007 - 10:19 am

fooking wind up, must be :icon_eek: :hmm:

either that or that 11year old kids got balls of steel to stand and shoot something that big with a pistol

Edited by mole catcher, 27 May 2007 - 10:20 am.


#8 danielt

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Posted 27 May 2007 - 11:31 am

No image isnt photoshopped. The photo was taken by a staff photog from AP. Photo agencies wouldnt dare make something up like this or thier arse would be grass.

#9 bshadle

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Posted 27 May 2007 - 08:53 pm

It's real alright. Another article on it ran in our local newspaper sports section this morning. Looks even more impressive in the picture 'cause that's an 11 year old lad leaning on it, although it wouldn't look that much smaller if it was a 250 lb man. :laugh:

Seems he was using one of the Smith & Wesson .500 Magnum Revolver which packs a punch similar to the old standby 45/70 or a good 12 ga rifled slug. Not a round or a handgun to trifle with. The gun will handle just about any game on earth. Frankly, I'm more impressed that an 11 year old could handle the gun than the game. :hmm: Additionally, he had two adults standing by with high-powered rifles as back-up (probably a good move :yes: ).

For more on the gun and caliber:

http://www.gunblast.com/SW_500.htm

http://www.popularme...336.html?page=1

My nephew has one, and I'd sooner carry and shoot a decent rifle than that thing.

#10 Shanedog

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Posted 28 May 2007 - 11:07 am

Would you want to run into this thing with your dogs?

Thats not likely to happen, as wild pigs don't grow to that size. Unless you do as these guys did and go hunting in a pig pen for a domestic boar. :whistle:

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Posted 01 June 2007 - 10:53 am

Sausages anyone? :laugh:

#12 Hob&Jill

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Posted 01 June 2007 - 04:21 pm

Imagine the bacon that comes of that beast, would mind tucking into abit of that lol

#13 mooster

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Posted 01 June 2007 - 10:00 pm

Let's not forget...this is America...
Looks genuine to me, as Hog has mud and straw on it.Fakes are usually too clean looking.
In any case i agree.."FOOKIN ELL"!! :)

#14 Shanedog

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Posted 02 June 2007 - 10:18 am

Let's not forget...this is America...have you seen the size of some of them..Has he shot a Texan tourist?
Just a thought.
Looks genuine to me, as Hog has mud and straw on it.Fakes are usually too clean looking.
In any case i agree.."FOOKIN ELL"!! http://www.thehuntinglife.com/forums/pub...

No one is saying it isn't a big pig, but its a f*****g domestic pig, thats as queer a hunt as you can get for christ sake.

#15 PBurns

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Posted 03 June 2007 - 03:01 am

I've been posting on this, and predicted what it was: a tame farm hog that was put in a pen and shot by a punk kid and his punk father (who is, ironically enough grossly fat himself).

This is about as pathetic as it gets in the world of hunting.

The pig was named "Fred" and he used to play with his first owner's small children. He was shot at a canned hunt a few days after he was sold off, supposedly to be bred to a couple of female hogs. Instead he was chased around a pen for 3 hours by a fat kid with a gun far too big for him to be able to use. The result: a maimed pig that spent 3 hours in unnecessary agony.

For more, see >> http://terriermandot.../label/hogzilla

For the record, we have MILLIONS of real wild pigs in the US, but they only rarely exceed 300 pounds in the wild. Farm hogs, on the other hand, routinely top 700 and 800 pounds, and there is an over-1,000 pound farm hog in every state (and a 1,600 pounder less than a day's drive from my house).

Bottom line: this was a big hog (maybe 600-700 pounds), but it is is not a wild hog and it was not hunted -- ity was penned and then slaughtered. The photo does not show the true size of this farm pig -- the picture has been faked up with a bit of forced perspective. What you have here is a not hunting, but a pathetic thing and an embarassment to the true hunting community.


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