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Breaking News: Monster Pig’s Real Name Was Fred
The internationally reported story of Jamison Stone’s 1,051-pound “Monster Pig” has been met with more than a half-ton of skepticism. Last month, when we posted a link to the original website reporting the kill (monsterpig.com), your responses poured in.
Some of you were believers:
--Nice pig, all you idiots out there who are jealous, shutup!!!!!
--I bet you unbelieving jack----- think there is a shooter on the grassy knoll and that there really is a UFO in the World Trade Center photos. God you people are morons.
Most of you figured the now-famous, hero-shot photo was doctored.
--Either that kid is 3 feet tall and weighs 45lbs, or the picture is doctored. I have bulls in my pasture that wont make a boy look that little.
And lo and behold, many of you suspected was has now turned out to be the truth:
--People are feeding these domestic hogs out and killing them and all of you are acting like it is a trophy. . . . I grew up on a hog farm in Alabama, I have seen wild and domestic hogs; hogs don’t get that big in the wild. Bottom line: I am not taking away from the kids kill, but it is not a “wild” hog. Sorry.
--Feral pigs don't get that big. That pig may have "escaped" from a farm, but probably only recently.
Late last Thursday, one Rhonda Blissitt called The Anniston Star newsroom. “I didn't want to stir up anything,” she said. “I just wanted the truth to be told. That wasn't a wild pig.” In fact, it was her pet, Fred, given to her by her husband as a Christmas present in 2004 and sold to the Lost Creek Plantation four days before Stone killed it.
“If it went down in the record book, it would be deceiving” Blissitt told the Star, “and we'd know that for the rest of our lives.”
According to Mike Stone, Jamison’s father, they were told it was a feral hog, and hunted it under that assumption. Check out the full story here.