Joined: 12/9/2005I just read on fox news it was neighbors pet pig named “Fred” Which exscaped not a wild one. They even post on http://www.monsterpig.com/ web site it was a domestic animal.
Joined: 1/10/2006Not sure if it’s real or not…….Wild, probably not…….photoshopped, possibly………
I’m no professional, and if that is a true depiction, then great. if not, then why do that……….guess I’m just not a fan of those who love the attention.
I’ve read some of the blogs debunking this story…….do I believe them? not sure, because I do believe that they will debunk anything they don’t agree with. (They’ll find anything to try to debunk a story).
If it is a record, then the record books will publish as such……..especially since they’re very well known now that they’ve been oin so many news articles
Either case, if it’s true, then I’m happy for the shooter…..and their family. Don’t think I’d want a hog that big…….if the same holds true for most animals where the bigger the animal, the tougher the meat.
JMHONow I find this…. compare the size differance. The kid had to have been sitting back in the first picture to make that pig look bigger than life. Now look at its size with the kid standing next to the the Monster Pig.
The Truth Comes Out About Monster Pig
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FRUITHURST, Ala. (AP) — The huge hog that became known as “Monster Pig” after being hunted and killed by an 11-year-old boy had another name: Fred. The not-so-wild pig had been raised on an Alabama farm and was sold to the Lost Creek Plantation just four days before it was shot there in a 150-acre fenced area, the animal’s former owner said.
Phil Blissitt told The Anniston Star in a story Friday that he bought the 6-week-old pig in December 2004 as a Christmas gift for his wife, Rhonda, and that they sold it after deciding to get rid of all the pigs at their farm.
“I just wanted the truth to be told. That wasn’t a wild pig,” Rhonda Blissitt said.
Jamison Stone shot the huge hog during what he and his father described as a three-hour chase. They said it was more than 1,000 pounds and 9 feet long; if anything, it looked even bigger in a now-famous photo of the hunter and the hunted.
Mike Stone said in a telephone interview with The Associated Press on Friday that he had been under the impression that the hog was wild, not farm-raised.
Telephone messages left Friday with Eddy Borden, the owner of Lost Creek Plantation, were not immediately returned.
Stone said state wildlife officials told him that it is not unusual for hunting preserves to buy farm-raised hogs and that the hogs are considered feral once they are released.
Stone said he and his son met Blissitt on Friday morning to get more details about the hog. Blissitt said that he had about 15 hogs and decided to sell them for slaughter, but that no one would buy that particular animal because it was too big for slaughter or breeding, Stone said.
Blissitt said that the pig had become a nuisance and that visitors were often frightened by it, Stone said.
“He was nice enough to tell my son that the pig was too big and needed killing,” Stone said. “He shook Jamison’s hand and said he did not kill the family pet.”
The Blissitts said they didn’t know the hog that was hunted was Fred until they were contacted by a game warden for the Alabama Department of Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries. The agency determined that no laws were violated in the hunt.
Phil Blissitt said he became irritated when he learned that some thought the photo of Fred was doctored.
“That was a big hog,” he said.
Joined: 7/9/2005Yep that’s Fred! He’s real and was sold to that hunting club. He’s not a 100% in the wild boar though.
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Half-ton swine said to be raised on farm Saturday, June 02, 2007BRAN STRICKLAND The Anniston Star
FRUITHURST – Before he became known as “Monster Pig,” the 1,051-pound hog shot in Delta was known by another name.
Rhonda and Phil Blissitt told The Star Thursday that on April 29, four days before the hog was killed, Fred was one of many livestock on their Fruithurst farm in northeast Alabama.
Late Thursday, their claims were confirmed by Andy Howell, Game Warden for the Alabama Department of Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries.
“I didn’t want to stir up anything,” Rhonda Blissitt said. “I just wanted the truth to be told. That wasn’t a wild pig.”
The monster hog gained worldwide acclaim after he was harvested by 11-year-old Jamison Stone, a Pickensville native, with a .50-caliber pistol on May 3 at the Lost Creek Plantation, LLC, a hunting preserve in Delta.
The big boar was hunted inside a large, low-fence enclosure and fired upon 16 times by Stone, who struck the animal nearly a half-dozen times during the three-hour hunt.
The Blissitts said they were unaware that the hog generating all the media attention was once theirs. It wasn’t until Howell spoke with Phil Blissitt that the pieces of the puzzle came together.
Blissitt purchased the pig for his wife as a Christmas gift in December 2004. From 6 weeks old, they raised the pig as it grew to its enormous size.
Not long ago, they decided to sell off all of their pigs. Eddy Borden, owner of Lost Creek Plantation, purchased Fred.
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