Stranger Fruit

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As Shelley has pointed out, Stinky Journalism has done a take-down on the Hogzilla II photos (see here and here) and has concluded that the hog was not as large as claimed. Not all of that debunking is, it appear, correct, so you might also want to see this debunking which claims that the photos were manipulated digitally as well as through use of perspective (see in particular figure 3, reproduced above in smaller form).

Predictably, the article resulted in a whole bunch of comments by folks defending the boy-hunter ("Let the boy have is momeny of glory"). My favorite has got to be:

I BELIEVE THIS KID SHOT THE PIG AND ALL YOU PEOPLE ARE JUST JEALOUSE ASS HOLES WHO ARE MAD BECAUSE YOU WERE RAISED HIPPIES WHO CAN’T HUNT!!!

Update: Turns out the hog was a farm-raised pet, not a feral behemoth and “[t]he 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.”

Comments

  1. #1 Shelley
    June 1, 2007

    ::Sniff:: They are so *right on maaaan.*

    /Hippy who can’t hunt

  2. #2 cfrost
    June 2, 2007

    The story gets stupider, and stupider, and better, and better.

    Lost in this, however is the fact that feral pigs, big or little, are non-native pests.

    An invasive species, even if bacon-flavored, is still an invasive species. The pig, I’m talking about, not the stout little pistolero, though that could be argued.

  3. #3 Science Avenger
    June 2, 2007

    Just the thing I need to support my case that all gun nuts and hunters aren’t small-calibered macho hayseeds. “Mah boy shot that there hawg. Soooooooooo-EEEEEEEEE!”

    Thanks guys, really, on behalf of gun-rights advocates everywhere.

  4. #4 carlos
    September 28, 2007

    you guys dont know what your talking about you journalist are always so fast to call people liars