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Or any other place around here, I hope!

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It’s only been three days since the start of Mississippi’s alligator hunting season, yet a pair of parties have already submitted two record-breaking ‘gators, state wildlife officials announced Monday.

Dustin Brockman of Vicksburg, Miss., ventured with his brother and friend into the Mississippi River by motorboat early Saturday night and emerged with a 727-pound record breaker that was 13 feet, 4.5 inches long.

The previous weight record was 697.5 pounds, according to Ricky Flynt, program coordinator with the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks.

“We chased him for about two hours,” Brockman said. “Then we got a shot on him.”


http://usnews.nbcnews.com/_new...ite&ocid=msnhp&pos=4


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Posts: 4304 | Location: SW Ga. 8b | Registered: Apr 21, 2011Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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I still can't believe that there was an alligator in Mississippi!
Vicksburg isn't that far from Holly Springs. If I saw something like that, you can be sure I wouldn't be around long! It's hard to believe that someone would 'chase' that thing for two hours...but when you consider the source...
 
Posts: 3137 | Location: Holly Springs, MS USA | Registered: Sep 19, 2002Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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You people grow them big!!! I saw this on the news last evening...and when I logged onto the internet this morning, the picture is front page news on MSN.

I had no clue gators could grow that big. You girls be careful out there!


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Posts: 3166 | Location: southern middle Tennessee | Registered: May 05, 2011Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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We see them quite often in the rivers but nothing that huge! Wouldn't want to encounter that one Smile

Also don't think I'd want his head mounted for my house......deer heads okay but a gator head, I think NOT !!
 
Posts: 2129 | Location: Zone 8b | Registered: Sep 18, 2002Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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I just saw it on the T.V. this morning!!! They caught TWO ALLIGATORS. The 2nd one was a little bigger/heavier than the first one!
And I'm afraid of centipedes.....go figure! Wink
 
Posts: 2230 | Location: "The Garden State", NJ ~ Zone 7 | Registered: Nov 05, 2004Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Hmmmm...makes you wonder what they have been "eating". lol
 
Posts: 4762 | Location: zone 7, West Texas | Registered: Feb 04, 2003Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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I'm worried about our Barb! OMG!!!!!


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Don't worry about me! I have a pretty good feeling that I COULD DEFINITELY OUT RUN HIM/HER or at least TRY to outrun IT! But, I wouldn't go looking for it to start with!
joy37, I can picture it eating an entire herd of cows!

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Posts: 3137 | Location: Holly Springs, MS USA | Registered: Sep 19, 2002Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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I had no idea gators grew that big! That's way bigger than the bears around here!


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Posts: 12587 | Location: north of 50 in Canada | Registered: Feb 08, 2006Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Wow it is a monster! I saw it on the news this morning. Florida and Louisiana has it's share of gators and my father used to bring them home when I was a kid, but nothing as big as that!

GEEEEZ, that thing could swallow me whole! :O


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Posts: 7276 | Location: Central Florida | Registered: Feb 12, 2005Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Originally posted by Waverider Wink:
I just saw it on the T.V. this morning!!! They caught TWO ALLIGATORS. The 2nd one was a little bigger/heavier than the first one!
And I'm afraid of centipedes.....go figure! Wink


LOL Muddy.


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Posts: 7701 | Location: Black Creek, WI Zone 5 | Registered: Sep 18, 2002Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Yes ladies, gators can grow that big. Way back in the early 70's when I was living in Punta Gorda, Fl., there was one about 12' in the creek behind my in laws mobile home park. There were a couple of scary incidents with it...maybe stalking a small child that a grandparent was babysitting. Also, small dogs & cats left loose disappeared.
Barb, don't try to out-run one on land...climb as high as possible in the nearest tree or anything else you can climb. They can out run a quarter horse for a short distance.
Back during that time, my boss's son disappeared one evening...couldn't find him any place. Had just started organizing a search group when he came dragging in about 9pm...and he was only around 10 yrs. old. He had been throwing oranges from a grove near the creek at a gator...the gator got fed up & chased him. He climbed the tree but the gator kept him there for several hours before it finally went back into the creek.
We have gators here in swampy areas, rivers, creeks, ponds, etc. They are moving north very slowly.
And believe me...if you have a bull gator in your area you can HEAR him during mating season. Way louder than a cow, more like a moose bellowing.


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Posts: 4304 | Location: SW Ga. 8b | Registered: Apr 21, 2011Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Oh lordy, I'm glad we don't have such beasties here.


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