Here's The Pics

Discussion in 'Pigs' started by Carol K, Apr 2, 2005.

  1. Carol K

    Carol K Well-Known Member

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    Ok I hope this works, these are the pics I received in an email of another Hogdilla,

    Carol

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    The fellow in the pictures is Larry Earley, He lives about 30 miles from Orlando, in the very rural community of Okahumpka, just off the Florida turnpike in Lake County, Florida. He has 20 acres of land and on it, a few cows and horses. Mostly it's pasture land that is fenced with woods surrounding him.

    He is neighbored by a larger cattle ranch.

    His neighbor has complained for several years that wild hogs had been raiding his cattle feeders and salt licks.

    Last month he saw what he though was a cow in his pond and went to see if it was stuck in the mud and would have to be pulled out. When he got close enough to realize it was hog, the thing made a charge at him. He had driven his truck down to the pond and carries a pistol in it (as any Florida redneck would, and I say that with genuine affection). He got his handgun and when it came at him again, he shot it twice and killed it.

    Wild hogs in Florida usually run from 100-400 pounds with a 400 pounder being a monster. Because this one had been feasting on grain for several years it had grown to mammoth size. When Larry took it to the processor it weighed in at over 1100 pounds! The meat has no wild taste, as it was grain feed. He has fed many fireman and provided the homeless shelter in downtown Orlando with a couple of meals
     
  2. Carol K

    Carol K Well-Known Member

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    Cool it worked, shame I didn't learn to spell Hogzilla ;) It's a big pig though huh??

    Carol K
     

  3. syringaweb

    syringaweb Well-Known Member

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    and what looks to be a serious set of you know whats hanging off that sucker too!
     
  4. Shazza

    Shazza Well-Known Member Supporter

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    WOW and I thought our Kangaroos were bad...I can't imagine having that wild thing running through your property. The fences it would wreck on the way...I whinge about the Kangaroos pinging the top wire on fences. Hard to fully express oneself without "bleeping"...so crikey will have to do.