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Florida man catches 400-pound wild hog

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  • Man named James Dean (no, not that one) catches 400-lb hog
  • Dean says the 400-lb pig is the largest one he's ever caught
  • He also says he's helping battle Florida's hog overpopulation
Florida man catches 400-pound wild hog

A Florida man named James Dean caught a 400-pound wild hog on Friday. No, not to make into sausage, (he wasn't that Jimmy Dean) but to help rid the Sunshine state of its hog overpopulation.

The Florida wildlife trapper, whose name is ironically linked to pork-based food products, told HLN affiliate WKMG, wild hog surplus is nothing to joke about.

Dean told the affiliate the hogs dig up people’s land, causing “thousands of dollars in damage.” He also said he’s caught 600 wild hogs last year alone. Just a day before catching the 400-pound beast, he caught a 250-pound one.

According to HLN affiliate News 13, it took three men and a tractor to catch the wild pig. "I have been doing this for 16 years,” Dean told the news station. “This is the biggest hog I've ever caught in my life.”

Dean said this hog wasn’t an easy get. His team had been working on catching him for two weeks. And during the trap, the animal charged one of the men and injured him. Dean told HLN the team plans to grill their catch.

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