According to AL.com, this Samson, Alabama native was hanging out at home one night when his dog wouldn’t stop barking, but what was causing the ruckus would drop Wade’s jaw. That’s where the story takes a wild turn.
“I jumped up to see what was going on,” Seago told AL.com. “I looked out the back window and saw nothing, so I ran to the front of the house where my daughter was looking out the window. I couldn’t believe what I was seeing.”
As Wade says, his family’s schnauzer, Cruiser, was flying off the handle barking at something near the house at their 100-acre property. He knew something was up just by the way the dog was barking.
Just as he was about to check on the dog, his daughter started screaming so he ran to the front of the house where she was looking through the window and at the very first sight – his jaw dropped.
Their dog had an absolutely monstrous wild boar engaged in the front yard – just five yards from his porch.
“Cruiser had this huge hog confused with all of the barking and movement,” he told AL.com. “It was not a good situation.”
Fearful the boar would hurt someone, the dog, or livestock, he quickly got a .38 caliber revolver and walked out onto the front porch. Three shots later and the pig went down.
It took three shots before the hog finally fell. The next day, he took the animal to Brooks Peanut Company to weigh it on a drive-thru scale. He was shocked to see it weighed a massive 820 pounds.
Wild boars, which aren’t a native species to North America, have become a nuisance for many folks in the areas that they occupy – which includes much of the south, Texas, California, Arizona, and other areas.
Alabama’s laws are fairly lenient on hunting boar because they are vastly overpopulated and very destructive. Feral hogs are always in season, have no limits, and can be taken on private land at any time no matter what.
In fact, the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture estimates that wild hogs cause more than $800 million in damage each year.
The very next day, Seago hauled the pig to a local peanut company to have it weighed on their scales because it was too big for traditional methods. The final tally? A whopping 820 lbs. of wild boar and fully-grown six-inch tusks.
“I didn’t think twice about taking down this hog…I’d do it again tomorrow.”
Check out the video of Wade Seago’s massive hog below and let us know if you’ve ever seen one this big.