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

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DES MOINES (KWWL) -

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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