- Associated Press - Friday, January 8, 2016

MERIDIAN, Miss. (AP) - A Meridian hunter has shot and killed a 428-pound wild boar.

Larry Carman tells The Clarion-Ledger (on.thec-l.com/1OTsAJj) that 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 could decrease food sources for native wildlife by thousands of pounds each year. For that reason, hunters are encouraged to neutralize wild pigs, especially sows, whenever possible.

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Information from: The Clarion-Ledger, https://www.clarionledger.com


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