1,015-Pound Gator Caught in Alabama Sets All Sorts of Alabama-Gator Records (Pic and Tweet)
A joke here about an SEC rivalry is certainly the low-hanging fruit, but let’s be the bigger people and move past that and on to this awesome news story.
If you’re wondering whether people in the southeast just sit around all day, hunting giant alligators, I’m sorry to say that this story probably won’t change your mind.
A family out gator-huntin’ in an Alabama river managed to pull in a doozy of a reptile, napping a 1,015-lb, 15-foot long specimen. The family consisted of a husband, a wife, a brother-in-law, and two kids. What does your family do together for fun? Probably golf or have a picnic, or something lame like that.
That number probably doesn’t mean much out of context, so check out these Tweeted images:
— Kyle Hill (@Sci_Phile) August 19, 2014
— Sharon Steinmann (@SLSteinmann) August 17, 2014
Ok. That’s a big gator. The biggest on record ever having been killed in Alabama.
Whether or not that means that larger gators have been spotted there, only to have died of natural causes…I’m not sure. However, I know better than to question the alligator records kept by a state that touches the Gulf of Mexico.
Hat Tip – [Bleacher Report]