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jack grebe
03-08-2006, 10:23 PM
http://msnbcmedia.msn.com/j/msnbc/Components/Photos/040728/040728_hogzilla_vmed.widec.jpg
shot in georga, reported to be 12 ft long and weigh 1000 lbs

Dolly Varden
03-08-2006, 10:30 PM
but while we are on the subject, taste this.
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Organic farmer fed friend's body to pigs to steal his pension
ALLAN HALL
IN BERLIN
A GERMAN organic farmer has admitted to feeding a elderly friend who died while visiting him to his pigs in order to claim his pension.

The pigs were then later eaten by people who bought the meat at local butchers' shops.

Christian Roeben, 28, from Fritzlar, near Frankfurt, told locals who questioned him about his friend, Friedhelm Bogner, that he had left his sheltered housing unit and gone into a nursing home.

Roeben said he had cancelled his meals on wheels because he no longer needed them at his new address.

But in reality Mr Bogner, 73, became a meal for pigs - or rather several meals - after he died of heart failure while visiting his "friend".

Now Roeben, who was undergoing a "financial crisis" when he hatched his plan, has admitted freezing the body before chopping it up to mix in with oats and swill for his herd of swine.

Mr Bogner passed into the human food chain long ago. Roeben told police after he was arrested this week: "OK, it was stupid but I was broke. It's not like he could use the money anymore."

Mr Bogner died when visiting him in January 2005. Roeben, a former chairman of the local young farmers' group, placed his dead friend into a chest freezer in his cellar - and then began to use his pension book.

He had managed during the time he knew Mr Bogner to gain authorised access to his bank account.

Using the dead man's cheque card he was able to draw out his monthly pension of 1,500, which he spent on a large pornography collection, beer and foreign holidays.

Detectives said that a few weeks after Mr Bogner's death, Roeben removed the body from the freezer and chopped it up with a chainsaw.

Then he fed the remains over a week-long period to his pigs, which he sold to meat suppliers as "bio-fed" animals.

But Mr Bogner's friends, a group of pensioners, refused to accept that he had moved away.

Early last week, when several of them turned up at the farmer's door, he concocted another story - that Mr Bogner had died and that he had buried his ashes in an urn in a nearby cemetery "because the vicar was on holiday".

A deputation of Mr Bogner's friends then went to the police, who discovered that there was no death certificate for Mr Bogner and no record of him ever moving into a nursing home. Roeben then confessed under police interrogation.

Investigators do not believe Mr Bogner was murdered - he had a history of heart disease - but a spokesman said: "It sounds like money and his need for it lay at the root of this bizarre plot."

The death is still being under investigation but there are no remains to work on.

Roeben is being held on charges of disturbing the peace of the dead and fraud. He faces up to ten years in jail if found guilty.

shamus
03-08-2006, 11:29 PM
If the pig is 12 foot long, the bloke is what? about 10 foot tall?

Mrleft8
03-09-2006, 07:53 AM
Somewhere there's a picture of a trout that's bigger than a canoe. I wonder if the same guy took both pictures... :rolleyes:

Del Lansing
03-09-2006, 07:59 AM
Those gronicles are larger than the guys head!!!
Actually, a 1000 lb hog is not that strange at all, a well fed farm-raised oinker can easily reach 1300 lb.

uncas
03-09-2006, 08:01 AM
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Those gronicles are larger than the guys head!!!

Do you think that they might replace rocky mountain oysters?

We could replace "oysters' in rocky mountain oysters with conchs.

[ 03-09-2006, 08:03 AM: Message edited by: uncas ]

Del Lansing
03-09-2006, 08:58 AM
could be a really small canoe Or skin a coupla kayaks.