A Meridian hunter has shot and killed a 428-pound wild boar recently.
Larry Carman said it took two shots from his rifle to put down the wild pig last weekend.
Carman says it took five people to load the hog in the back of his utility vehicle, maxing out its weight limit.
Carman says he and his friends couldn't believe the size of the animal, which also almost maxed out his 440-pound scale.
The boar had a set of frightening tusks, which Carman estimates were about 3 inches, adding that they were razor-sharp.
Officials say a single hog Carman's size would decrease food sources for native wildlife by thousands of pounds each year. For that reason, hunters are encourage to neutralize wild pigs, especially sows, whenever possible.
A Dixie Lady Deer Hunter
Article by Fred Messina, editor of "On Target Outdoors" from The Vicksburg Evening Post on Friday, January 19, 1990. Photo by Bob Phillips.
Bob Phillips came up the other day with a photo of his wife Marian and a deer she got on Brown's Point New Years Eve. The deer was an 8-point with 16 inches of inside spread that weighed in at 190 pounds. A nice trophy in anyone's book. However, the tale Bob told is that this was Marian's fourth deer this year and he claimed that he would have done better than he did if he had not spent so much time hauling Marian's deer out of the woods. Come off it, Bob. We all know who the hunter was.