Giant Boar Picture Not A Hoax, Says Source

June 1, 2009

Australia (ChattahBox) – A giant boar that was originally written off as a hoax looks as though it may be real after all.

It all started when a picture began circulating the Internet, showing a man standing beside an enormous boar that was being lifted by a crane attached to his truck.

The sheer size of the creature immediately sent people into explanations of Photoshopped images, and how easy it would be to manipulate an image of a normal-sized feral pig.

The local government agreed, and soon the Department of Environment was weighing in on the topic, saying that there was no way it was real, that it was a silly hoax and nothing more.

But now a source close to the man in the picture has spoken out, saying that he witnessed the event himself, and giving a name to go along with it. You can read the source quoted here.

The picture is of pastoralist John Anick, and the pig, he says, is real.

According to Anick, in 2007 someone flying over his property first saw the enormous pig feasting on the remains of a cow. From there, Anick went to investigate, and shot the boar.

Apparently, the Anick family kept the source private, originally, in order to ward off threats of illegal pig poachers that they feared would overtake their property in search of similar prey.


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