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Indiana boar and a chocolate moose turn heads at the Iowa State Fair


The Iowa State Fair has begun in Des Moines.

On day one, the winner of the 2012 big boar contest was announced, and Iowans got their first look at a giant chocolate moose.

This year's biggest boar is Reggie from Austin, Indiana.

Reggie set a new record of 1,335 pounds.

The Indiana boar becomes the first "out-of-stater" to win the top prize in over a decade.

The third place pig was also getting a lot of attention.

Fred Hoiboar walked in with ISU basketball coach Fred Hoiberg.

A sweet animal in the Elwell Family Food Center was also a fair highlight.

A life-size chocolate moose was a new feature to the state fair.

The moose was crafted by chocolatiers at Chocolaterie Stams.

Hundreds of pounds of Dutch chocolate were applied in layers and hand-carved.

In all, it took nine weeks and more than 4,000 chocolate bars to create the 850 pound moose.

The Iowa State Fair runs from August 9 until August 19.

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