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Giant hog breaks fence, put down by Allegan deputies

Posted at 5:58 PM, Mar 25, 2016
Giant hog out down by Allegan County deputies. Courtesy Allegan County Sheriff's office.

Giant hog put down by Allegan County deputies. Courtesy Allegan County Sheriff’s office.

ALLEGAN COUNTY, Mich. — A large, wild hog was put down Thursday afternoon by Allegan County Sheriff’s deputies after it had broken through a horse pasture’s fence.

Undersheriff Frank Baker says that a homeowner in the 1100 block of 62nd Street in Casco Township called to report that a shaggy gray pig had broken through the fence, allowing her horses to escape the pasture.

Baker says when deputies arrived, they shot the hog to save the property from further damage.  No one was reported hurt.

The pig was estimated to have weighed about 600 pounds and had 6-inch tusks.