From the AP:
Jamison, who killed his first deer at age 5, was hunting with father Mike Stone and two guides in east Alabama on May 3 when he bagged Monster Pig. He said he shot the huge animal eight times with a .50-caliber revolver and chased it for three hours through hilly woods before finishing it off with a point-blank shot.
Kinder's scale measures only to the nearest 10, but Mike Stone said it balanced one notch past the 1,050-pound mark.
"It probably weighed 1,060 pounds. We were just afraid to change it once the story was out," he said.
The hog's head is being mounted by Jerry Cunningham of Jerry's Taxidermy. Cunningham said the animal measured 54 inches around the head, 74 inches around the shoulders and 11 inches from the eyes to the end of its snout.
"It's huge," he said. "It's just the biggest thing I've ever seen."
Mike Stone is having sausage made from the rest of the animal. "We'll probably get 500 to 700 pounds," he said.
Holy shit! Who the fuck knew that a pig could get so large. I'm surprised you could take down this monster with just a pistol. I'm not sure I'd feel comfortable going up against it with an elephant gun. It seems like the sort of territory where you need explosives or something belt-fed. It almost makes you wish that you could see this monster battle a small elephant or something along those lines.
Hmmm. I wonder how the sausages will taste.
(Hat tip to irishspy)