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Postby CheeseBeger » Tue May 29, 2007 6:20 pm

Just for the fun of it I googled up 5-year-old quicky and found a psychology page detailing the mental development at that age.

For example:
-has a very basic understanding of right and wrong
-still confuses fantasy with reality
-likes to try new things and take risks
-counts up to 10 objects
-cuts on a line with scissors


I am sure you would take all precautions to teach in a safe manner and I understand that it is part of the culture; but anyone letting a child use a firearm at this age seems extremely irresponsible to me. Someone who just learned to cut on a line should not be shooting a gun.

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Postby tuff_gong » Tue May 29, 2007 6:59 pm

I have watched the videos and seen the pictures and am still not sure that thing is real. It's so so big.
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Well that's just like, your opinion man.
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Postby JTWood » Tue May 29, 2007 7:23 pm

Did you guys see this kid's web page devoted to this event?

People have actually wished hell and eternal damnation on a pre-teen that killed an oversized pig.

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Postby Coppermine » Wed May 30, 2007 8:23 am

JTWood wrote:Did you guys see this kid's web page devoted to this event?

People have actually wished hell and eternal damnation on a pre-teen that killed an oversized pig.

:-P


I read the "negative" comments and I'm a little skeptical about the age and intelligence of people who left them. I think it's irresponsible of them to put up a "negative comments" section because it's the Internet... there's no screening process for idiocy when it comes to writing stuff like that. It's like they have it to make some sort of point about it, when really it makes no point at all other than some people are immature behind a keyboard.
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Postby JTWood » Wed May 30, 2007 8:46 am

Coppermine wrote:
JTWood wrote:Did you guys see this kid's web page devoted to this event?

People have actually wished hell and eternal damnation on a pre-teen that killed an oversized pig.

:-P


I read the "negative" comments and I'm a little skeptical about the age and intelligence of people who left them. I think it's irresponsible of them to put up a "negative comments" section because it's the Internet... there's no screening process for idiocy when it comes to writing stuff like that. It's like they have it to make some sort of point about it, when really it makes no point at all other than some people are immature behind a keyboard.

It appeared to me that the site owners were actually cherry picking the comments that appear on their site. To that extent, there is a "screening process."
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Postby Mookie4ever » Wed May 30, 2007 9:49 am

This cannot be true? How does a thousand pound pig run free, even in Alabama? That's nuts.

And what the heck is an 11 yr old doing with a .50 handgun? 8-o How do you discipline that kid. Can you ground or take away his playstation when he is packin heat? Just nuts.

There should be a law - if your hormones are going crazy you shouldn't be allowed to pack heat. So teenagers and women PMSing don't get guns.
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Postby Coppermine » Wed May 30, 2007 10:16 am

Mookie4ever wrote:This cannot be true? How does a thousand pound pig run free, even in Alabama? That's nuts.


I'm not willing to put anything past Alabama, but even that seems crazy. Still skeptical that the pig was dead and sausaged before the story was even broken by the father.
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Postby Amazinz » Sat Jun 02, 2007 7:09 pm

The pig was real and they really did hunt it down but it turns out it was farm raised. :-D
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Postby Coppermine » Mon Jun 04, 2007 10:54 am

FRUITHURST, Ala. — Before he became known as "Monster Pig," the 1,051-pound hog shot in Delta was known by another name.

Fred.

Rhonda and Phil Blissitt told The Anniston Star on Thursday evening that, on April 29, four days before the hog was killed, Fred was one of many livestock on their farm.

Late Thursday evening, their claims were confirmed by Andy Howell, Game Warden for the Alabama Department of Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries.

"I didn't want to stir up anything," Rhonda Blissitt said. "I just wanted the truth to be told. That wasn't a wild pig."

Added Phil Blissitt:

"If it went down in the record book, it would be deceiving, and we'd know that for the rest of our lives."

The monster hog gained worldwide acclaim after he was harvested by 11-year-old Jamison Stone, a Pickensville native, with a .50-caliber pistol on May 3 at the Lost Creek Plantation, LLC, a hunting preserve in Delta. The big boar was hunted inside a large, low-fence enclosure and fired upon 16 times by Stone, who struck the animal nearly a half-dozen times during the three-hour hunt.

The Blissitts said they were unaware that the hog generating all the media attention was once theirs. It wasn't until Howell spoke with Phil Blissitt that the pieces of the puzzle came together.

Phil Blissitt recalled Howell asking him about the now-famous hog.

"Did you see that pig on TV?" Phil Blissitt recalled Howell asking him. "I said, 'Yeah, I had one about that size.' He said, 'No, that one is yours.'

"That's when I knew."

Phil Blissitt purchased the pig for his wife as a Christmas gift in December of 2004. From 6 weeks old, they raised the pig as it grew to its enormous size.

Not long ago, they decided to sell off all of their pigs. Eddy Borden, owner of Lost Creek Plantation, purchased Fred.

Attempts by The Star to reach Borden were unsuccessful.

While Rhonda Blissitt was somewhat in the dark about the potential demise of her pet, Phil Blissitt said he was under the understanding that it would breed with other female pigs and then "probably be hunted."

Many other of their former pigs — like their other farm animals — had been raised for the purpose of agricultural harvest.

As the Blissitts recounted the events of the last two days, they told stories and made many references to the gentleness of their former "pet."

From his treats of canned sweet potatoes to how their grandchildren would play with him, their stories painted the picture of a gentle giant. They even talked about how their small Chihuahua would get in the pen with him and come out unscathed.

"But if they hadn't fed him in a while," Rhonda Blissitt said, "he could have gotten irate."

Phil Blissitt said he became irritated when they learned about all the doubters who said photos of Fred were doctored.

"That was a big hog," he said.

The information of the pig's previous owner came out on the same day that officials from the Fish and Wildlife concluded their investigation of the hunt. They concluded that nothing illegal happened under the guidelines of Alabama law.

Allan Andress, enforcement chief for the Alabama Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries Division, said they learned the hog's origin as the investigation unfolded.

"We were able to determine that he came from a domesticated environment," he said. "So, he was not feral to start with. Therefore, he would not violate our feral swine trapping and relocating rule."

Mike Stone, Jamison's father, contends that he was unaware of the origin of the pig. Before, during and after the hunt — and until late Thursday night, when contacted by The Star — Mike Stone was under the impression that the hog was feral.

"We were told that it was a feral hog," Mike Stone said, "and we hunted it on the pretense that it was a feral hog."


So it's not like the kid was out hunting birds with a gun and just happened upon a giant pig; it was completely intentional.

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Re: 11 year old kills 1,051 pound wild pig

Postby Snakes Gould » Wed Jun 06, 2007 2:42 am

1. how do you not know your 1200 lb pig is the one that was recently shot. are 1200 lb pigs that common that it wouldnt automatically be yours?

2. enclosed/fenced-in hunting grounds are lame. :t
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