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Claim: Photographs show a Florida man with an 1100-lb. hog he shot.
Example: [Collected on the Internet, 2004]
Variations: This item also circulates with the name Bob Lancaster in place of Larry Earley, and the geographical references changed to Houston and Texas in place of Florida and Orlando.
Origins: The photographs displayed above are genuine, and they do show a Florida man who and the very large hog he shot, even if some of the details in the accompanying text were exaggerated or made up by someone else.
We verified the details with Larry Earley himself, who told us:
I shot a log boar hog on August 27, 2004. The pictures you have were taken on my property close to where the hog was shot. I have many more photos. I do not know the origin of the story on the Internet. It did not come from me. Half of the details are accurate. I shot the hog once with aLast updated: 5 January 2005
The hog was too big for scales that were available to me on a Friday evening
I just found out about the story on the internet yesterday. I think that it is hilarious that all of this has been going on. I'll be glad to talk to anyone about my hog.
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