Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Alligator Harvest - New Mississippi State Record (13 ft 1.5 in, 697.5 lbs)

I am happy to say that my uncle (Jim Reed - far right), along with a group of hunters, harvested the new Mississippi state record for an alligator (13 foot 1.5inches and 697.5 lbs). While I am not big on hunting, I support my family and offer them a hearty congratulations. My uncle has been hunting gators for about 4 years now. In Mississippi, gators are now moving into more populated areas, causing a threat to humans and other domesticated pets. 
Sept. 22, 2012: In this photo released by Austin Winter, Jim Reed of Greenville, Miss., Michael Robbers, of Palos Verdes, Calif., Tom Grant, of Cleveland, Miss., and Kenny Winter, of Greenville, Miss., stand behind the record alligator they caught, in Fitler, Miss. The gator weighed in at 697.5 pounds, breaking the Mississippi state record by seven pounds. (AP)

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/us/2012/10/01/hunters-catch-record-size-67-pound-alligator-in-mississippi/#ixzz28HpdXe00

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