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03-20-2005, 04:10 PM
Mar. 19, 2005

Digging up the dirt on Hogzilla

National Geographic discovers truth, size of famous boar

By JOHN KESSLER

Cox News Service

ATLANTA — Calling all swamp monster enthusiasts, legend debunkers and lurking Photoshop experts. Today’s question: Is Hogzilla for real?

The truth behind Georgia’s legendary half-ton of tusked, rampaging pork will be answered definitively Sunday at 8 p.m. on the National Geographic Channel’s “Explorer: Hogzilla.”

(Spoiler alert: Stop reading if you don’t want to know until you watch the show.)

In June 2004, Chris Griffin, a plantation hunting guide in the south central Georgia town of Alapaha, claims to have shot and killed a 12-foot-long, 1,000-pound wild hog. After sending one bullet into the beast’s heart, he posed triumphantly with its massive upended corpse in a photo that lit worldwide Internet fire.

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