North Carolina hunter Jett Webb was met with quite a suprise during a recent hunting trip.
"It was very surreal,” recalls Webb to local station WNCT. “It was a shock. It was very humbling to say the least, when you walk up on a beast that big and you say, 'Oh my gosh. I had no idea that there could be something that big running around the woods of Eastern North Carolina.’"
The beast he is referring to is massive wild hog he encountered and subsquently killed near the Indian Woods of Eastern North Carolina. The animal weighed more than 500 pounds and was eight feet long. Many hunters in the area had been in search of the animal, which first got captured on trail cameras years ago, WNCT reported. Webb spotted it again last month. You can see a picture of the boar below.
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The land Webb was hunting on is leased by the White Oak Ranch Hunting Club, whose president, Mike Mansell, told WNCT that such a large hog is rare. Meanwhile, the wild boar population in the region continues to grow each year, he added.
Webb said he took only the hog’s meat, enough to completely fill two coolers with sausage, tenderloin and pork chops. He says the meat is enough to “provide food for me and my family for a good year."
Just two years ago, Webb killed a pig of similar size. That animal mounted on the hunting club walls. While he acknowledges the bizarreness of his latest big catch, he continues to combat rumors that the images of the beast are photoshopped.