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jazyd
09-16-2012, 09:12 PM
Gator season opened this weekend in Miss. 5 guys hunted Gators up in the Yazoo water system and hooked a rather large one. 11'11/5", 660#, 30# short of the state record. Used a front loader to weigh it at a recycle place, it was huge hanging there from that loader. They road down the road with the head over the cab of their pickkup and the tail over the tailgate, cn you imagine the looks of people as they drove by.

Darrell KSR
09-17-2012, 08:16 AM
501

http://www.thetowntalk.com/article/20120916/SPORTS14/120916006/In-Mississippi-5-first-timers-bag-660-pound-gator?nclick_check=1

suncat05
09-17-2012, 10:36 AM
Good size gator there. He'd been eating good, hadn't he?

dan_bgblue
09-17-2012, 11:20 AM
The lighting in that pic makes the gator hide look gray. If that is the case, that one has a lot of age on it.

And yes that is a biggun

jazyd
09-17-2012, 01:02 PM
big ole Gator, killed in really a swampy river type area, not a lake. I would imagine he is an old one.

Darrell KSR
09-17-2012, 03:47 PM
That is a HUGE gator.

DanISSELisdaman
09-17-2012, 10:45 PM
Two gators like that would make Boogy a pair of alligator shoes. :p

CitizenBBN
09-18-2012, 12:53 AM
Reminds me of that summer I spent working as a gator wrestler. He looks a little familiar, kinda like the runt of the litter of the ones we wrestled. Most of them were 25' or more but even then we had to shoot them up with steroids to make it an interesting fight. :)

I wouldn't get any closer to hunt those things than required by a Barrett .50 cal sniper rifle. lol.

jazyd
09-18-2012, 11:41 PM
I hate to tell everyone how they hunt them, with rods, reels and big hooks.

dan_bgblue
09-20-2012, 10:50 PM
Well, an Arkansas Gator recently caught makes the one pictured above skinny by comparison.

Weighing in at 1380 lbs (http://www.foxnews.com/us/2012/09/20/record-gator-caught-in-southwest-arkansas/?intcmp=features)

jazyd
09-26-2012, 11:44 PM
They killed another big one this past week, 680#, but didn't give the length but it looked very long. This is the first time these areas have been opened for hunting, in the past it was the lake I live near has been all you could take gators from. So there are some old big gators in those swamps, sloughs, and lakes in the state.

dan_bgblue
10-01-2012, 01:53 PM
Another Biggun from Mississippi (http://www.foxnews.com/us/2012/10/01/hunters-catch-record-size-67-pound-alligator-in-mississippi/?intcmp=features)

dan_bgblue
05-16-2013, 11:18 PM
Everything in Texas is Bigger (http://www.foxnews.com/us/2013/05/16/teen-hunter-bags-800-pound-record-alligator-in-texas/?test=latestnews)

Darrell KSR
05-17-2013, 12:57 AM
That Arkansas one you linked above would tend to disagree....but they're all big to me.

CatinIL
05-17-2013, 08:11 AM
Well, an Arkansas Gator recently caught makes the one pictured above skinny by comparison.

Weighing in at 1380 lbs (http://www.foxnews.com/us/2012/09/20/record-gator-caught-in-southwest-arkansas/?intcmp=features)

Dan, that one is massive. The location where they caught is farther north then I though that a gator would go.

dan_bgblue
09-03-2013, 09:01 AM
Mississippi record gator landed. 727 lbs

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2013/09/03/hunters-catch-record-727-pound-alligator-in-mississippi/?intcmp=features

jazyd
09-03-2013, 09:26 AM
Dan you beat me to it. That gator broke the record that had been established a few hours earlier. A team had just taken a 723# gator and a few hours after this one came in. Those are huge. Also new record for a female gator was taken at around 230#. With more of the state now open vs just Barnett Reservoir, those old gators are now being harvested

Catonahottinroof
09-03-2013, 06:56 PM
Lots of belts, wallets, shoes and handbags there....

blueboss
09-03-2013, 08:50 PM
I'll bite (tee-hee) what's the US record and what state holds it?

Darrell KSR
09-04-2013, 07:37 AM
Did y'all see where Joker Phillips tweeted a picture of it and said something like, "this Gator tried to escape Mississippi to come play WR for the Joker."

Actually thought that one was funny.

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blueboss
09-04-2013, 12:48 PM
Did y'all see where Joker Phillips tweeted a picture of it and said something like, "this Gator tried to escape Mississippi to come play WR for the Joker."

Actually thought that one was funny.

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Got the arms to play for CJP

Darrell KSR
09-04-2013, 01:08 PM
Got the arms to play for CJP

Classic. You win the Internet today with that one.

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jazyd
09-04-2013, 11:41 PM
When the gator hit the Florida state line and realized joker would be his position coach he turned around and came home


Did y'all see where Joker Phillips tweeted a picture of it and said something like, "this Gator tried to escape Mississippi to come play WR for the Joker."

Actually thought that one was funny.

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CitizenBBN
09-04-2013, 11:49 PM
Did y'all see where Joker Phillips tweeted a picture of it and said something like, "this Gator tried to escape Mississippi to come play WR for the Joker."

Actually thought that one was funny.

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Now it makes sense that he had committed to play for Joker. Read today that the Fish and Wildlife department ruled the death a suicide.

dan_bgblue
08-18-2014, 04:56 PM
Montgomery Alabama (http://www.foxnews.com/us/2014/08/18/15-foot-1000-pound-alligator-captured-in-alabama/?intcmp=features)

dan_bgblue
08-23-2015, 06:37 PM
Another big one from Alabama (http://http://www.foxnews.com/science/2015/08/23/20-pound-alligator-pulled-from-alabama-lake/?intcmp=hplnws)

Doc
08-23-2015, 07:35 PM
Another big one from Alabama (http://http://www.foxnews.com/science/2015/08/23/20-pound-alligator-pulled-from-alabama-lake/?intcmp=hplnws)



your link is bad. you have too many http's in there

LINK (www.foxnews.com/science/2015/08/23/20-pound-alligator-pulled-from-alabama-lake/?intcmp=hplnws)

dan_bgblue
08-23-2015, 08:31 PM
Thanks for the assist Doc. I did not check the link after I posted to make sure it worked. My bad

CitizenBBN
08-23-2015, 09:30 PM
He was just trying to get more distance between him and the gator, added extra stuff to the url.

I don't blame him, those things are big enough to attack boats.

dan_bgblue
10-04-2015, 04:47 PM
Gators ain't so tough. 13 ft 800 pounder taken by a 10 year old girl with a cross bow.

Linkage (http://www.foxnews.com/us/2015/10/04/10-year-old-girl-nabs-13-foot-alligator-in-texas/?intcmp=hplnws)

KeithKSR
10-04-2015, 11:39 PM
I'll bite (tee-hee) what's the US record and what state holds it?

I'd say the record would be from Louisiana or Florida.

KeithKSR
10-04-2015, 11:42 PM
I'd say the record would be from Louisiana or Florida.

Looks like it is a 'Bama gator: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3094393/World-s-biggest-American-alligator-caught-Alabama-family-goes-displa.html

dan_bgblue
04-06-2016, 08:47 AM
Florida gator. (http://www.foxnews.com/us/2016/04/06/hunters-kill-15-foot-800-pound-alligator-believed-to-have-attacked-cattle.html?intcmp=hpbt4)

http://a57.foxnews.com/media2.foxnews.com/BrightCove/694940094001/2016/04/06/612/344/694940094001_4833896080001_d4f77f33-c572-47ef-9de0-9415274b5f58.jpg?ve=1&tl=1

suncat05
04-06-2016, 04:07 PM
From right up the road from me over in my former town of residency, Okeechobee, Florida. THAT right there is one big 'ol gator!

blueboss
04-06-2016, 07:07 PM
Florida gator. (http://www.foxnews.com/us/2016/04/06/hunters-kill-15-foot-800-pound-alligator-believed-to-have-attacked-cattle.html?intcmp=hpbt4)

http://a57.foxnews.com/media2.foxnews.com/BrightCove/694940094001/2016/04/06/612/344/694940094001_4833896080001_d4f77f33-c572-47ef-9de0-9415274b5f58.jpg?ve=1&tl=1

Isn't this the same picture that was floating around a couple of years ago.


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Doc
04-12-2016, 08:50 AM
Isn't this the same picture that was floating around a couple of years ago.


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If it is FOX news is going to look pretty foolish


ETA: ABC confirms (http://www.iflscience.com/plants-and-animals/hunters-find-15-foot-gator-which-has-been-eating-farmers-cattle) that it is real