The Hellpig Hunt: A Hunting Adventure in the Wild Wetlands at the Mouth of the Mississippi River by Middle Aged Lunatics Who Refuse to Grow Up

The Hellpig Hunt: A Hunting Adventure in the Wild Wetlands at the Mouth of the Mississippi River by Middle Aged Lunatics Who Refuse to Grow Up

By: Humberto Fontova (author)Hardback

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Dante described 'Upper Hell' as a place where "the lustful, gluttonous, and avaricious" are "blown by strong winds, stung by insects, and put to useless labour.". He may as well have been talking about Humberto Fontova and his rowdy gang's hunting trip to Louisiana bayou country. Although, if you toss in details such as: being chomped by wild alligators, menaced by deadly serpents, pursued by brutal game wardens, blinded and stranded by a hellacious fog, stomped by a 400 pound boar, chased by a cloud of poisonous gas, and enticed by exotic dancers, the story sounds more like Homer's Odyssey. We catch up with the gang from 'The Helldiver's Rodeo' on vacation in humid, sticky bayou country, out to bag a wild pig. With them are the usual supplies: hunting dogs, Twinkies, and beer. Little do they realise the size and ferocity of the pig they are about to encounter - the monstrous wild boards that live in bayou country are descended from a few that escaped Hernando de Soto when he passed through in 1540. Join in on a trip that tests the spirit, the body, and the sense of humour of everyone involved. The action starts as soon as Humberto leaves the house, and doesn't stop until he and his buddies have been shocked, scared, gassed, gored, trampled, and battered into submission. In the process they learn not only about the history, ecology, politics and wildlife of rural Louisiana...but about the emotional, physical and philosophical depths of human nature.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781590770092
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 244
  • ID: 9781590770092
  • weight: 445
  • ISBN10: 1590770099

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