the hog is known as the "Monster Pig", "Pigzilla" or even "Hogzilla II". This last name refers to Hogzilla, another giant pig that was hunted in 2004 in Alapaha, Georgia, usa.
Hogzilla according to Ken Holyoak, the man upon whose farm the boar was shot and killed, weighed 1,000 pounds (450 kg) & was 12 feet (3.6 meters) long but according to later scientists studies performed for a National Geographic Society's documentary, it actually weighed 800 lb (360 kg) and was between 7.5 and 8 feet (2.25 and 2.4 meters) long; these dimensions even if diminished still make from Hogzilla an enormous pig, and the stones claim theirs (Hogzilla II) is even bigger.
The truth about the origins & hunting of the Monster Pig
"I just wanted the truth to be told. That wasn't a wild pig," Rhonda Blissitt said. the Blissitts said they didn't know the animal generating all the media attention was Fred till they were contacted by Andy Howell, Game Warden for the Alabama Department of Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries.
"Did you see that pig on TV?" Phil Blissitt recalled Howell asking. "I said, 'Yeah, I had one about that size.' He said, 'No, that one is yours.' "That's when I knew."'
"We were told that it was a feral hog," Mike Stone, Jamison's father told the press, "and we hunted it on the pretense that it was a feral hog.".
Phil Blissitt said also he became irritated when he learned about some people who thought the photos of Fred were doctored. "That was a big hog," he said.
now what about those pictures? & what about the claimed dimentions?
- that the photos were made using perspective tricks, positioning elements in a way that create an optical illusion making the pig look larger than its actual size.
- That some of the photos were simply digitally retouched.
the "Photoshop" theory
SO it seems that in the photo below, in which you can see Jamison & father Mike,
The stones continue to deny that the images were modified via their website, this article by Mike Stone is a good example.
The problem is the number 1051 (the hog's weight), Jeff Kinder, the scale owner, who didn't witness the weigh-in, said he was baffled to hear the reported weight of 1,051 pounds because his scale — an old, manual style with sliding weights — only measures to the nearest 10.
"I didn't quite understand that," he said.
Mike Stone said the scale balanced one notch past the 1,050-pound mark, and he thought it meant a weight of 1,051 pounds.
"It probably weighed 1,060 pounds. We were just afraid to change it once the story was out," he said ...... Yeah Right!