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This article contains information relating to a former cryptid. Former cryptids are either cryptids proven to exist, or those that are no longer considered cryptids.

Hogzilla is a giant pig who was shot and killed by a hunter named Chris Griffin in Alapaha, Georgia on Ken Holyoak's fish farm and hunting reserve. It was a male hybrid of a wild hog and a domestic pig. Reported to be over 12 feet long and weighing over 1000 pounds, it was originally considered a hoax. In March 2005, it was revealed that it was only 800 pounds and was between 6.9 and 8.6 feet long, but nevertheless, that is still an enormous size. There is also another big pig known as Fred who was shot and killed by a 12 year old boy named Jamison Stone on a game reserve that, according to hunters, weighed 1051 pounds and was 9.4 feet long. The true dimensions are disputed. The boy used a Smith and Wesson Model 500 .50 caliber revolver and shot it 9 times before killing him with a headshot. Apparently, the reserve purchased him from a farmer who was selling all of their pigs.

The Coursey hog is a hog shot and killed by William Coursey in Fayetteville, Georgia that weighed over 1100 pounds. Hog Kong was a giant pig who weighed 1140 pounds when shot on a farm near Leesburg, Georgia. Big Bill was a pig who broke a leg in Jackson, Tennessee and was put down when he weighed 2552 pounds. He also holds the record for the largest pig ever. Ton Pig was a hog from China that weighed 1984 pounds and died from lack of mobility because of obesity. Big Norm was a pig who grew to 1600 pounds and grew to 8 foot 4 inches. They are no longer considered a cryptid. On, on the trophy board, a man named Robert Fanucci posted a picture of a wild boar that he killed with his FA .50 Wyoming Express revolver.

In Popular Culture[]

Hogzilla was the subject of a National Geographic documentary that confirmed both its size and genetics.

The History Channel's MonsterQuest featured Hogzilla in the Series 2 episode "Mega Hog."

In 2008, Fangoria productions made a movie titled Pig Hunt, where a group of hunters are being attacked and killed by a gigantic hogzilla with an unusual craving for human flesh.

There was also an episode of NBC's My Name is Earl that referenced Hogzilla with a cryptid called Pigsquatch.


See Also[]

  • Beast of Dean, another giant pig creature that is still not recognized scientifically.