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Old August 21, 2013, 05:36 PM   #1
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So they don't have fur.....still hunting in my book!

Not a lot of story to this one other than the 2 hours it took me and Yul to figure out how to get his big ugly butt into the boat!! And should I mention it was raining and lightening by the time we started the run to the ramp.

Measured a little over 13 feet.........well north of 650 pounds, most likely over 700.





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Old August 21, 2013, 06:30 PM   #2
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I'd say it is still huntin'... and a dern lot of work too!!!

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Old August 21, 2013, 06:57 PM   #3
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The things I hunt don't bite, that critter looks like it could cause someone to have a very bad day indeed. I'd call it hunting, different than things with fur but hunting nonetheless.

Great pictures by the way.
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Old August 21, 2013, 07:49 PM   #4
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troy landry would be proud.
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Old August 21, 2013, 08:23 PM   #5
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Whole LOT of fried gator tail and jowls coming to a BBQ restaurant near you! Nice job
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Old August 21, 2013, 10:17 PM   #6
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I feel that anything that can hunt you can be hunted by you. Or is it bayou

I also happen to believe that if it bleeds it can be killed, if it can be killed, it can be hunted

I'd have that sucker stuffed and drag it out on my front lawn every night after dark. But that's just me.

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Old August 21, 2013, 11:27 PM   #7
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That's a lot of alligator skin holsters, shoes and belts you got there!

There's still some story to tell. What did you clobber him with? Effective right away or did he object?
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Old August 22, 2013, 03:25 PM   #8
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Good size lizard! Makes me wish I was home!
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Old August 22, 2013, 08:36 PM   #9
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Next time I'm in Florida I'm gonna look up your fish shop.
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Old August 22, 2013, 08:49 PM   #10
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I did not see the lizard till the 3rd time thru the photos, nice woman you got there!
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Old August 23, 2013, 01:37 PM   #11
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Buzzcock: Good!! The bank and the government will appreciate the extra cash!

As for the woman........she's a little mean and short tempered but after 33 years I've decided to keep her.
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Old August 23, 2013, 03:01 PM   #12
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That is awesome! I was curious about the taped snout. Is that just a precaution in case he's not as dead as you hoped, or do they pose a bite threat like snapping turtles, for some time after after they're "dead"?
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Old August 23, 2013, 03:08 PM   #13
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Cautious old man here........like my body parts to function and to all be there.....so we tape.......even if we are "sure" he is dead......somewhat the same as how we all treat guns, or at lest should treat guns.

And yes, he is dead in the pictures. Bangstick ( .357 ) to the base of the skull is humane and quick.
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Old August 23, 2013, 04:48 PM   #14
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curious about the taped snout
Any reptile can bite after death, even after the head is cut off.

We do snppers a lot, usually take a tire iron and put it thru the lower jaw into the ground, cut off the head and leave it there for a few days. Then he knife goes between the shell and you open it up flip lower shell over an salt the whole inside real well watch teh hurdy gurdy start then you butcher.


My first wife was canuck, (French Indian) she could walk on her hands a mile or more, she could walk right up them stairs on her hands. She fished and hunted with me until cancer took her age 31.

Give her a hug and let her know how much it means to ya to have her there.
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Old August 23, 2013, 08:23 PM   #15
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I used to hunt redheads until they became too dangerous.
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Old August 24, 2013, 01:33 AM   #16
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Cool! Thats a big un!
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Old August 24, 2013, 01:47 AM   #17
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Aww. He's so cute!! Do they make good pets? He looks like he could keep the neighbor's cat out of the planters!

Anything that can make dinner out of you is fair game for hunting. Fire up the grill!
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