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HogzillaA 1,000-pound feral hog nicknamed "Hogzilla" was the talk of the Net over the weekend as folks debated whether wild pigs really grow that large in Dixie or it's just another backwoods tall tale. A spokesman for the Department of Natural Resources in Georgia, where hunter Chris Griffin says he shot and killed Hogzilla last month, claimed he had never heard of a specimen of comparable size.

The only proof of Hogzilla's existence, unfortunately, is a photograph some say probably exaggerates its apparent proportions. This isn't the first time such an image has cropped up, however. A photo circulating since last March via forwarded email shows a hunter standing next to a 800-pound razorback hog he purportedly bagged in Arkansas. Is it real? You decide.

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December 18, 2006 at 5:06 pm
(1) sven toft says:

bull

December 18, 2006 at 5:06 pm
(2) sven toft says:

no way

December 21, 2006 at 8:37 pm
(3) matt watson says:

yes with time and food they could possibly get that big

January 6, 2007 at 12:45 am
(4) bobby jones says:

that is a big fat pig

January 6, 2007 at 4:59 pm
(5) Ken says:

Is that bacon I smell

January 7, 2007 at 10:07 am
(6) justin says:

i believe it, bigfoot is real too

June 10, 2007 at 11:24 am
(7) Billy Bob says:

yall need to tell da truth. that is a big fat computer made pig. yall need 2 get that thru ur heads! IT AINT REAL!!!

July 27, 2007 at 12:43 am
(8) Linda says:

I grew up on a hog farm. That is Hampshire hog! I know, we raised that breed. A boar (male) will get that large. THAT is NOT a razorback!

August 8, 2007 at 11:48 am
(9) benny says:

i have actually seen a hog in the wild that was about the same size, scared the s@#t out of me honest!!!!!

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