Sunday, May 05, 2024

The Largest Wild Hog Ever Caught in Texas


While a 300-pound hog is considered “large” in Texas , true monsters can tip the scales at 500 pounds. But “Boarzilla”, the largest wild hog ever caught in Texas, nearly broke the scale weighing in at an astonishing 790 pounds. For reference, that’s close to the size of an average grizzly bear !

Blaine Garcia and Wyatt Walton captured the behemoth boar in De Leon, TX on January 16, 2015. The two had started a business called “Boar Collector Feral Hog Removal” because of the large population of feral hogs running around Texas.

Although Garcia and Walton had hunted their fair share of wild hogs before, they’d never seen anything quite like the legendary Boarzilla. Garcia spotted the great animal and set off with two bulldogs, calling in his buddy Walton for backup. One of the dogs got a hold of the hog’s jaw, but according to Walton, it looked like a piece of hanging jewelry due to the pig’s enormous size.

Despite securing three of the hog’s legs it continued to fight, momentarily overpowering the two men, Finally, however, they managed to subdue the hog and move it to a temporary home...more

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