820-pound hog shot in Alabama may have fled neighbor's pen
Wade Seago poses with the animal shortly after killing it in his front yard. (Source: Wade Seago)
Wade Seago poses with the massive hog that he says weighed in at 820 pounds. (Source: Wade Seago)
SAMSON, Ala. (AP) - An Alabama woman says an 820-pound (372-kilogram) hog that a neighbor shot and killed might be a domestic animal that escaped from a pen on her family's farm.
Trisha Garcia of Samson told al.com one of her husband's boar hogs dug under the fence and went missing July 10, the day before a huge hog with tusk-like teeth wandered into Wade Seago's front yard about half a mile (0.8 kilometers) away.
Seago says it took three shots from his .38-caliber handgun to kill the massive hog, which he later weighed on a scale at a peanut company. It's legal in Alabama to kill feral hogs, which cause millions of dollars in damage each year.
Garcia says she's not angry with Seago. She says he had every right to kill it.
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