Pork-Zilla!!! Is it even safe to go outside? If you live in a rural or suburban area, you probably know that wild animals roam your surroundings. Whitetail deer are clearly evident while foxes, opossums, coyotes, and bobcats are mostly nocturnal and are seldom seen. How is it possible that this giant hog roamed rural Alabama?
This beast weighed 820 pounds and had 6-inch tusks that can easily rip open a person’s leg or the body of an competitive bore. Given it’s size, the animal probably didn’t lose many fights. Hog tusks grow in pairs, the bottom portion of which is often razor sharp giving the animal to inflict significant harm.
Aside from the astonishing size of this wild hog, the homeowner did an incredible job of dispatching the beast. Without giving away the details of the story, suffice it to say that this animal could probably absorb a lead bullet to the shoulder with little damage. Hogs, like bears have evolved a gristle plate that protects their vitals from competitors. Archers who hunt hogs know to avoid aiming at the shoulder because an arrow will often fail to penetrate the gristle plate.
To the Story
Samson resident Wade Seago knew something was up outside of his home last week when the family’s pet schnauzer, Cruiser, started barking constantly. The Seagos live on 100 acres in the rural south Alabama town. The property and surrounding area is teeming with wildlife so it’s not unusual for their dog to bark at deer, raccoons or other wild visitors.
But this was different. As he was about to get up and check on his dog, his daughter began screaming. “I jumped up to see what was going on,” Wade explained. “I looked out the back window and saw nothing, so I ran to the front of the house where my daughter was looking out the window. I couldn’t believe what I was seeing.”