Sunday, January 06, 2008

Sunday Repost: It’s Pulled Pork Time In Georgia!

A Georgia resident recently shot an 1100-pound wild hog says the Associated Press. The man shot the animal when he spotted it in a neighbor’s yard. After shooting the hog, he took it to a weight station to see just how big it was. This guy is just like me. Whenever I kill something, my first reaction is to drag it to the closest scale. Unfortunately, flies, mosquitoes and moths don’t weigh that much so the thrill is kind of lacking. Although it’s still not determined whether this hog is the biggest ever found in Georgia, it does weigh a few hundred pounds more than the famous ‘Hogzilla’ that was killed a few years ago. I guess that makes this pig Mothra-hog?

It is now hanging from a tree in the man’s front yard, which is a good thing since houses always seem to look so bare after all the Christmas lights and decorations are taken down. The fact that it’s a dead obese animal and will probably start to have a horrible stench within the next few days is completely irrelevant, of course. I can’t think of a better way to keep those pesky neighborhood kids from running through your lawn than a dead feral pig swaying from a tree.

There is apparently no confirmation yet as to whether or not the hunter will have the hog stuffed and displayed as a trophy. Regardless, taxidermists from Georgia to Florida are probably clearing their calendars for the next week. I imagine that the National Enquirer is already stopping the presses (do they still do that) and readying a story about how the first flying pig has been found after it died in-flight and plunged to the ground. I can see the headline now: “Captured Flying Pig Prompts Scientists to Search For Cows In Lunar Orbit.” Sorry, that was the best I could do. It’s late and the power has gone out here three times tonight due to the wind…

I wonder how feral pork (another great name for a rock band, perhaps) tastes. It’s a good bet that there are a few BBQ joints that wouldn’t mind finding out. You know, I spent most of New Year’s Eve cutting back the peach tree in my backyard so that I could start smoking pork and beef with delicious peach wood. Hey, I’ve got an idea; maybe I could sell the BBQ joints some of my dried peach wood. What did you think I was going to say? After all, I wouldn’t want to take a chance on wild hog meat. Besides, imagine the shipping costs…

9 comments:

Carrie said...

Oh my good God.... is that even legal to hang a dead pig from a tree? YUCK.

Ladytink_534 said...

Ewwww! I promise not all people from Georgia are that insane!

Selma said...

Apparently, in some remote parts of Estonia they cure feral pork by hanging it from a tree. It's considered to be quite normal there. People come and view the feral pigs hanging from trees as they would Christmas lights. There's nothing wrong with this guy at all - he's just very traditional in the way he prepares his pork products. LOL!

Patti said...

Thanks for labeling this pork story as a repost, or I would have thought I was having a flashback.

I remember reading it in your archives...

Happy Monday, Michael!!

Patti said...

My comment doesn't make sense. What I meant was...oh, never mind.
Woops.

Mr. Jones said...

Well, they do love their pulled pork in the south.

CrystalChick said...

If my neighbor comes over and shoots my pet porky, I'm gonna be really upset. He wasn't wild at all, didn't he see the kids riding him all last summer?
Oh gee, it's Monday and I haven't had the proper beverages to manage my weirdness yet. LOL
And hubby and I were just talking about learning to do ribs on the grill. You could dig on 1100 lbs. of swine for some time....

CS said...

Makes me proud to be a Georgian.

But I though Hogzilla turned out to be a hoax?

Candace said...

Feral pork (the rock band) made me snort. ^_^