His daughter began screaming. “I jumped up to see what was going on,” Wade explained. The dog had a huge hog bayed in his front yard, about 5 yards off of the front porch.
Wade is a hunter, but instead of grabbing a rifle, he went for his home-protection .38 revolver.
“By the time I got in a position to shoot, the hog was about 12 yards away,” he said. “Cruiser was out of my line to the hog so I fired.”
It took three shots to kill the giant, which died near the carport. The next day Wade took the beast and weighed it on drive-thru scales—820 pounds with 6-inch tusks!
I got to thinking that this beast might be the heaviest wild hog ever, so I did a little research. No. As best I can tell, the meatiest porker on record weighed a whopping 1,050 pounds. It was also shot in Alabama, in 2007 by an 11-year-old boy with a pistol.