SAMSON, AL — Wade Seago is no stranger to wild animals. As a deer hunter and a taxidermist, he knows what’s what. However, even he was surprised when he found what his dog was antagonizing out in the front yard of his Alabama home.
An 820 pound hog had wandered onto his property.
His dog started barking wildly, and his daughter went to look and find out what was going on. When she saw, she began screaming.
“I jumped up to see what was going on,” Wade explained according to 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.”
“Cruiser had this huge hog confused with all of the barking and movement,” Wade continued. “It was not a good situation.”
Most folks familiar with hogs know — this is not good. Hogs can be mean. They cause millions of dollars in damage to the agriculture industry yearly, and this hog was a mammoth.
He was worried that his family pet was in mortal danger, so he did what any other armed citizen would do — he grabbed a gun.
Specifically, he grabbed a .38 revolver.
The gun was meant for home defense — it wasn’t meant for animals weighing nearly half a ton.
“By the time I got in a position to shoot, the hog was about 12 yards away,” Wade continued. “Cruiser was out of my line to the hog so I fired.”
He fired once — no dead hog. Twice — the same. It took three shots to take down the massive animal.
Maybe he ought to upgrade to a .357 magnum.
Seago is extremely proud of his kill — and with good reason. Last month, he announced plans to mount the animal personally — it’s kind of hard to blame him.
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