Man shoots 820-pound wild hog in his front yard

An Alabama man was shocked to find an unlikely, gigantic visitor lurking near his home.

According to WDHN, Wade Seago knew something was up with his pet schnauzer, Cruiser, started barking incessantly. On their 100-acre land in rural south Alabama, it's not unusual for the critter to bark at deer, raccoons or other creatures -- but this was unusual.

As he got up to check on his dog, his daughter began to scream.

"I jumped up to see what was going on," Seago told the station. "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."

The dog corned a huge wild hog just five yards away from the front porch.

Seago said that it's not unusual for wild hogs to be around his home, but he's never seen one so close or so large.

"By the time I got in a position to shoot, the hog was about 12 yards away," he said. "Cruiser was out of my line to the hog so I fired."

It took three shots to take the hog down and the next day, Seago took it to Brooks Peanut Company and weighed it on the drive-thru scales, where tipped the scales at 820 pounds.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture estimates that feral hogs cause more than $800 million of damage in the United States every year.

"I didn't think twice about taking down this hog," Seago told the station. "I'd do it again tomorrow."

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A wild boar is seen in a booby trap near a residential area in an evacuation zone near Tokyo Electric Power Co's (TEPCO) tsunami-crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Tomioka town, Fukushima prefecture, Japan, February 28, 2017. Picture taken February 28, 2017. REUTERS/Toru Hanai
Wild boars are seen in a booby trap as a member of Tomioka Town's animal control hunters group, holds a pellet gun at a residential area in an evacuation zone near Tokyo Electric Power Co's (TEPCO) tsunami-crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Tomioka town, Fukushima prefecture, Japan, March 2, 2017. Picture taken March 2, 2017. REUTERS/Toru Hanai
Wild boars which killed by a pellet gun in a booby trap, are seen on a truck at a residential area in an evacuation zone near Tokyo Electric Power Co's (TEPCO) tsunami-crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Tomioka town, Fukushima prefecture, Japan, March 2, 2017. Picture taken March 2, 2017. REUTERS/Toru Hanai
Wild boars which killed by a pellet gun in a booby trap, are seen at a residential area in an evacuation zone near Tokyo Electric Power Co's (TEPCO) tsunami-crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Tomioka town, Fukushima prefecture, Japan, March 2, 2017. Picture taken March 2, 2017. REUTERS/Toru Hanai
A wild boar is seen at a residential area in an evacuation zone near Tokyo Electric Power Co's (TEPCO) tsunami-crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Namie town, Fukushima prefecture, Japan, March 1, 2017. Picture taken March 1, 2017. REUTERS/Toru Hanai
A member of Tomioka Town's animal control hunters group, holds a pellet gun to kill wild boars which are in a booby trap at a residential area in an evacuation zone near Tokyo Electric Power Co's (TEPCO) tsunami-crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Tomioka town, Fukushima prefecture, Japan, March 2, 2017. Picture taken March 2, 2017. REUTERS/Toru Hanai
Wild boars killed by a pellet gun are seen in a booby trap at a residential area in an evacuation zone near Tokyo Electric Power Co's (TEPCO) tsunami-crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Tomioka town, Fukushima prefecture, Japan, March 2, 2017. Picture taken March 2, 2017. REUTERS/Toru Hanai
Members of Tomioka Town's animal control hunters group hold a meeting before looking around booby traps for wild boars at a meeting place in an evacuation zone near TEPCO's tsunami-crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Tomioka town, Fukushima prefecture, Japan, March 2, 2017. Picture taken March 2, 2017. REUTERS/Toru Hanai
A wild boar walks on a street at a residential area in an evacuation zone near Tokyo Electric Power Co's (TEPCO) tsunami-crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Namie town, Fukushima prefecture, Japan, March 1, 2017. Picture taken March 1, 2017. REUTERS/Toru Hanai
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