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Posted by: FR at Wed Feb 5 11:00:50 2014  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by FR ]  
   

Interesting question, I asked this when I first came here. Got nothing from it.

My son has done all manner of internet research and there seems to be two opinions, One, westerns are larger. 2. kenneryli is larger.
That one book had a pic of a western that was 41 inches. A friend in town here, knows a girl in Fla. that claims a 54 inch western. That would be completely out of hand. I said, I bet its an eastern(if one is that size)
In my field work, females seem to be mature and reproducing around two feet, and the largest I personally have seen recently is 29 inches. In the distant past in texas, I saw some 30 inchers. My friend said he saw a 32 incher in my area. He also said, males stay small 14 to 18 inches. Yet I found a 25 inch male and several 20 inch plus males, but most males are In the range he mentioned. I showed him the 25 incher and he said, DUDE that's a big one. In captivity(so far) males reach 12 inches very quickly, become sexually mature, and lose interest in feeding a lot(grow slowly) and gain interest in girls, a whole lot. Hogs are as bad as torts, the scent of a women drives them silly nuts crazy. So my opinion so far is, they are close to the same.


   

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