It's about as heavy as a Car.
It's about three-fourths as heavy as a Rhinoceros.
In other words, the weight of a Rhinoceros is 1.30 times 248 stones.(for Black rhinoceros, Diceros bicornis) (Adult, male)
An adult black rhinoceros weighs between 330 stones. Rhinoceros are extremely aggressive — nearly one of every two males will die as a result of fighting with other rhinoceros.
It's about three-fifths as heavy as a Giraffe.
In other words, 248 stones is 0.630 times the weight of a Giraffe, and the weight of a Giraffe is 1.60 times that amount.(Giraffa camelopardalis reticulata) (adult, male)
An adult, male giraffe weighs an average of 390 stones. Reaching 5.5 m (18 ft) in height by adulthood, giraffe calves can grow as much as 3 cm (1 in) per day.
It's about three-fifths as heavy as The Tongue of a Blue Whale.
In other words, 248 stones is 0.580 times the weight of The Tongue of a Blue Whale, and the weight of The Tongue of a Blue Whale is 1.70 times that amount.(Balaenoptera musculus) (adult)
The tongue of a Blue Whale can weigh up to 430 stones. Despite their tremendous size, blue whales feed almost exclusively on tiny crustaceans called krill and cannot swallow anything much larger than a beach ball.
It's about two-and-a-half times as heavy as a Cow.
In other words, the weight of a Cow is 0.430 times 248 stones.(for Holstein, a.k.a. Holstein Friesian, a.k.a. Friesian, Bos primigenius) (adult, heifer)
A mature Holstein cow (the well-known black-and-white, spotted breed of cow) typically weighs 110 stones. President William Howard Taft (1909 - 1913) kept a Holstein cow named Pauline Wayne on the White House grounds — a gift from a Wisconsin senator and the source of the First Family's milk.
It's about two-fifths as heavy as a Hippopotamus.
In other words, 248 stones is 0.420 times the weight of a Hippopotamus, and the weight of a Hippopotamus is 2.380 times that amount.(Hippopotamus amphibius) (adult, male)
The average weight of an adult male hippopotamus ranges from 591 stones. Appearances to the contrary, adult hippos cannot swim or float in water; they actually move by leaping and walking across lake bottoms at about 8 kph (5 mph).
It's about three times as heavy as a Grizzly Bear.
In other words, 248 stones is 3.02 times the weight of a Grizzly Bear, and the weight of a Grizzly Bear is 0.3310 times that amount.(a.k.a. brown bear, a.k.a. silver bear, Ursus arctos horribilis) (Adult, male, coastal area population average)
An adult, male grizzly bear from a coastal area (where food is plentiful) can weigh up to 82 stones. In spite of their tremendous size, grizzly bears can run at speeds of up to 55 kph (34 mph).