Alabama Boy Reportedly Kills Massive Pig Bigger Than ‘Hogzilla’

Alabama Boy Reportedly Kills Massive Pig Bigger Than 'Hogzilla'An 11-year-old Alabama boy used a pistol to kill a wild hog that just may be the biggest pig ever found. Jamison Stone’s father says the hog his son killed weighed a 1,051 pounds and measured 9-feet-4 from the tip of its snout to the base of its tail. Think hams as big as car tires.

‘Seemingly mythical proportions’

If the claims are accurate, Jamison’s trophy boar would be bigger than Hogzilla, the famed wild hog that grew to seemingly mythical proportions after being killed in South Georgia in 2004.

Jamison, who killed his first deer at age 5, was hunting with father Mike Stone and two guides in east Alabama on May 3 when he bagged Hogzilla II. 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.


‘Extra-large’

Through it all there was the fear that the animal would turn and charge them, as wild boars have a reputation of doing. 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.

The hog’s head is now being mounted on an extra-large foam form by Jerry Cunningham of Jerry’s Taxidermy in Oxford. Cunningham said the animal measured 54 inches around the head, 74 inches around the shoulders and 11 inches from the eyes to the end of its snout. Mike Stone is having sausage made from the rest of the animal.

Can you believe that an 11-year-old can actually kill an animal as huge as this? What would you do with all that meat if you were the one who killed this massive hog?

Source: Fox News

Image: Bag of Nothing

Texas School District To Allow Teachers To Carry Guns

Texas School District To Allow Teachers To Carry GunsA tiny Texas school district may be the first in the nation to pass a law specifically allowing teachers and staff to pack heat when classes begin later this month.

‘Safety concerns’

Trustees at the Harrold Independent School District approved a district policy change last October so employees can carry concealed firearms to deter and protect against school shootings, provided the gun-toting teachers follow certain requirements. Superintendent David Thweatt told FOXNews.com the policy was initiated because of safety concerns. He wouldn’t comment further on the nature of the assaults. The Texas superintendent linked gun-free zones with the uprising of school shootings in recent years.

In order for teachers and staff to carry a pistol, they must have a Texas license to carry a concealed handgun; must be authorized to carry by the district; must receive training in crisis management and hostile situations and must use ammunition that is designed to minimize the risk of ricochet in school halls.


‘Without protection’

Thweatt said the small community is a 30-minute drive from the sheriff’s office, leaving students and teachers without protection. He said the district’s lone campus sits 500 feet from heavily trafficked U.S. 287, which could make it a target. The kindergarten through 12th grade school district is home to 110 students. Thweatt said officials researched the policy and considered other options for about a year before approving the policy change. He said the district also has various other security measures in place to prevent a school shooting.

“The naysayers think [a shooting] won’t happen here,” Thweatt said. “If something were to happen here, I’d much rather be calling a parent to tell them that their child is OK because we were able to protect them.”

Are you for or against Harrold Independent School District’s new policy to allow teachers to carry guns? What is your position regarding the gun control policy?

Source: Fox News

Author: Michelle Maskaly and the Associated Press

Image: Mama Pop