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image You wouldn't want to run into this thing while out for a stroll in the woods. It's a 1000lb wild hog with 9-inch tusks, nicknamed Hogzilla, that hunting Guide Chris Griffin claims to have shot in Georgia last month. To put this in perspective, 500lb wild hogs are considered enormous. No one has ever heard of a 1000lb wild hog before, so it's raising a few eyebrows. Plus, the only evidence for the creature's existence is a picture Griffin snapped of himself posing beside it. He says that he buried the hog soon after killing it. In the picture of Griffin with Hogzilla, the hog sure looks big. Hogzilla could be real. Or the picture could be photoshopped, though I haven't seen a good enough copy of the image to make a judgement on that. Or Griffin could have obtained a large hog from a farm. In the hoax forum, posters have pointed out that tricks of perspective might make the hog look bigger than it really is... though even taking distorted perspective into account, that still seems like a big hog. If I were Griffin, I'd dig the skeleton up to prove that Hogzilla is real, because a picture alone is not indisputable evidence.
Update: A better quality picture of Hogzilla can be seen at, and David Emery notes that there have been previous stories about giant hogs caught in the wild.
Categories: Animals, Photos
Posted by Alex on Thu Jul 29, 2004
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I am REALLY interested in this topic!!! I am actully writing a 4-H report on it!!! My friend Kristen and I have our eyes on this computer EVERYday looking for information on Hogzilla!!!!!
I think people who don't believe in this should not be looking at this picture! Am I right???????
I'm not sure if I can or not, but, I would like to talk to Chris Griffin, to get some facts!!!!!!
Thanx for reading my comment!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Posted by Emma Passmore  in  Gainesville, Gorgia  on  Fri Dec 30, 2005  at  08:56 PM
Listen dont you dare say that hogzilla is a fake, I for one know hes real because i have senn the documentery about him on national geographic but the size is exaggerated, here are the real facts about hogzilla:

9 inch tusks
800 pounds (360 kilos)
8 feet long
killed inthe geogia swamps.
Posted by AARON  in  SYDNEY  on  Sun Apr 02, 2006  at  08:57 PM
Here is the wonderful link on why this is true
Posted by THE TRUTH  on  Tue Apr 11, 2006  at  05:33 AM
i've heard LOTS about this hog. very cool infact. but the people that put in comments on this web page... gosh you guys have to do research besides just reading the article and saying its a "fake." if you want real evidence, watch the show explorer on national geographic. it give you LOADS of info on hogzilla that are true. i would put tons of information on this page but dinner's ready now.
Posted by TiFFiE  in  Beverly Hills  on  Thu Jun 15, 2006  at  05:19 PM
does anyone no where i can find pictures of other big pigs like hogzilla. thanks in advance
Posted by aaron  in  sydney  on  Mon Jan 01, 2007  at  08:09 PM
i have seen one a little bit smaller than that

i took a shot at it with a 30-06
it texas

it turned and looked and ran off i folowed the blood trail for about 4 hours and then gave up.
Posted by tyler cary  in  alpha mi.  on  Mon Apr 09, 2007  at  07:51 PM
is there any other photos of this thing or what ??
Posted by stoner  in  Canada  on  Wed May 30, 2007  at  12:00 PM
What, Hogzilla's a fake? Next they'll be telling us the Loch Ness Monster is a myth, or that John Holmes' penis wasn't really 14 inches.. party poopers! hmmpf
Posted by Dealer Jack  in  West Greenwich, RI  on  Fri Jun 01, 2007  at  11:56 AM
its real,

and its not the first plus there was a show on it and they dug up the remains. I dont think its that hard to believe an animal can get fairly big if given a larger sourrounding and more food.
Posted by xxtrippxx  in  kansas  on  Fri Jun 01, 2007  at  03:52 PM

Are you serious? soooo fake, I agree his dog must have ate this one. Where are the shadows of the hog? They are not on you, nor on the ground. Who stole em? soooo chopped.
Posted by j  in  OH  on  Sat Nov 24, 2007  at  11:08 PM
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