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Monster Pig Beats Hogzilla in Battle of the Bulge

Posted by Kyle Design on May 27, 2007

Jamison Stone, an 11-year old from Alabama, shot and killed the pig shown in the photo on May 3 at the Lost Creek Plantation hunting preserve in Delta, Alabama. Monster Pig, as it is now being called, measured 9 feet, 4 inches from tip of its snout to the base of its tail and weighed in at 1051 pounds. Jamison killed it with a .50 caliber revolver, but his dad and two hunting guides were ready with shotguns if the beast decided to charge. They chased it for 3 hours before finally killing it with 8 shots.

If the weight and length of Monster Pig are verified, it will beat the title for biggest pig currently held by Hogzilla who experts believe was about 8 feet long and weighed about 800 pounds. They hauled the wild boar out of the woods on a backhoe and used a recently calibrated scale at the Clay County Farmer Exchange to weigh it.Pig Drinking Flask in High Polished Stainless Steel

Anyone chasing an animal this size would wonder if they are dreaming or perhaps have had a little too much to drink, but once its size is confirmed they certainly will have reason to celebrate. I think a Pig Flask would be the appropriate vessel for Jamison’s parents to use if they want to party. Jamison’s mother, however, may not be ready to celebrate when faced with the challenge of how to reclaim her freezer.

As the Stone family will now be preparing many recipes using pork, bacon and ham, I humbly offer up my family favorite recipe for green beans. Lest Monster Pig creates a battle of the bulge in the Stone household, I offer up a lightened version of the recipe.

Green Beans with Bacon Pig Magnet Clip for Green Beans with Bacon recipe

1-1/2 pound green beans

1051 pounds chopped bacon, fat removed, or for the lightened version, just 1/4 cup

4 cloves garlic, crushed

1/2 cup chopped red onion

1 teaspoon salt

Steam green beans over boiling water until bright green and tender crisp, about 7 minutes. Fry bacon until brown, pour off any extra fat and set aside. Add crushed garlic to pan and cook for about 30 seconds. Add onion and cook for a few minutes until soft and clear, adding just a little water to the pan if they start to stick. Return bacon to the pan, add green beans and salt, and toss until coated.

If you are like me, your idea of close encounters of the pig kind involves only a frying pan. However, if you do enjoy cooking as much as I do and would like to post this recipe up on your refrigerator for the next time pork appeals to you after seeing the photo above, the handy little Pig Refrigerator Magnet shown above would be perfect for the job.

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