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(Clarion-Ledger)   723.5 pound alligator sets Mississippi record. Record lasts for just hours when 727 pound gator is taken. (With holy shiat pics) Alligator trifecta in play   (clarionledger.com) divider line 66
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2013-09-02 11:05:34 AM
Tick-Tock
 
2013-09-02 11:40:55 AM
In the world of alligator hunting, anything can happen. But not even Nostradamus could have predicted how this opening weekend would unfold.

Give that man his pulitzer.
 
2013-09-02 12:04:47 PM
Talk to me when they stop using boats and guns.....I'll be impressed then.
 
2013-09-02 03:20:29 PM

Dinki: Tick-Tock

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2013-09-02 03:23:17 PM

vartian: In the world of alligator hunting, anything can happen. But not even Nostradamus could have predicted how this opening weekend would unfold.

Give that man his pulitzer.


There was some unnecessary hyperbole in that article.
 
2013-09-02 03:25:26 PM
This (gator hunting) seems to be the new hillbilly sport of choice. Not sure what the appeal is of tricking a beast into a trap for food, fighting it when a mistake could be deadly, then hauling it all the way home when the meat isn't even particularly delicious. Must be money in the carcass/skins or something?
 
2013-09-02 03:27:40 PM

Spandau: Talk to me when they stop using boats and guns.....I'll be impressed then.


Even the ancient Egyptians used baited hooks or waited until they left the water and used long spears. Alligators and crocodiles are aren't very bright but getting into the water with one is a losing proposition.
 
2013-09-02 03:27:52 PM
How much is that in pairs of boots?
 
2013-09-02 03:29:56 PM

moefuggenbrew: This (gator hunting) seems to be the new hillbilly sport of choice. Not sure what the appeal is of tricking a beast into a trap for food, fighting it when a mistake could be deadly, then hauling it all the way home when the meat isn't even particularly delicious. Must be money in the carcass/skins or something?


Bc the meat IS delucious...and a good hide is worth thousands.
 
2013-09-02 03:33:02 PM

moefuggenbrew: This (gator hunting) seems to be the new hillbilly sport of choice. Not sure what the appeal is of tricking a beast into a trap for food, fighting it when a mistake could be deadly, then hauling it all the way home when the meat isn't even particularly delicious. Must be money in the carcass/skins or something?


This is Mississippi, we are rednecks not hillbillys. And alligator meat is awesome, you must not have had it prepared by a cajun.
 
2013-09-02 03:34:08 PM
That's the second largest alligator I've ever seen.
 
2013-09-02 03:34:39 PM
Those things probably lived for decades before being paraded around in front of the cameras like some kind of spectacle for our cheap enjoyment. Those poor hillbilly hunters.
 
2013-09-02 03:35:06 PM
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2013-09-02 03:45:31 PM

TinyFist: vartian: In the world of alligator hunting, anything can happen. But not even Nostradamus could have predicted how this opening weekend would unfold.

Give that man his pulitzer.

There was some unnecessary hyperbole in that article.


Seriously. Nostradamus couldn't have even predicted his next bowel movement, and he's the standard for predicting unlikely events?


/there will be a misshapen product of man in the tiled city, somewhere near water
 
2013-09-02 03:47:39 PM

HighZoolander: TinyFist: vartian: In the world of alligator hunting, anything can happen. But not even Nostradamus could have predicted how this opening weekend would unfold.

Give that man his pulitzer.

There was some unnecessary hyperbole in that article.

Seriously. Nostradamus couldn't have even predicted his next bowel movement, and he's the standard for predicting unlikely events?


/there will be a misshapen product of man in the tiled city, somewhere near water


Its an expression, as in not meant to be taken literally.
 
2013-09-02 03:47:58 PM

Spandau: Talk to me when they stop using boats and guns.....I'll be impressed then.


I guess you consider a crossbow a gun?
 
2013-09-02 03:48:26 PM
Oh the poor gator wah wah. Its a fair hunt the gator could kill and eat you too. If people didn't hunt there would be over population. Plus gators are quite tasty fried with some Cajun seasoning.
 
2013-09-02 03:48:32 PM

Dinki: Tick-Tock



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/I'd "tick-tock" for it.
//Hot
 
2013-09-02 03:50:34 PM

Lehk: Dinki: Tick-Tock
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You understood a reference to an old cartoon and that means we have to stop posting now?
 
2013-09-02 03:56:22 PM

poosock: Oh the poor gator wah wah. Its a fair hunt the gator could kill and eat you too. If people didn't hunt there would be over population. Plus gators are quite tasty fried with some Cajun seasoning.


I was prepared to be outraged, then I read it was huntin' season.  Never knew there was such a thing for gators.
 
2013-09-02 04:00:45 PM
Gator tail isnt bad (like mildly fishy fried chicken), but personally id rather have Jessica Alba tail...if you know what I mean..

/because I dont..
 
2013-09-02 04:01:53 PM

TinyFist: vartian: In the world of alligator hunting, anything can happen. But not even Nostradamus could have predicted how this opening weekend would unfold.

Give that man his pulitzer.

There was some unnecessary hyperbole in that article.


What if the alligator was named Nostradamus?
 
2013-09-02 04:03:44 PM
I think we got gator fans.
 
2013-09-02 04:04:52 PM
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Gee beasties!  Where was Saint George when we needed him?
 
2013-09-02 04:07:07 PM

DKRainey: HighZoolander: TinyFist: vartian: In the world of alligator hunting, anything can happen. But not even Nostradamus could have predicted how this opening weekend would unfold.

Give that man his pulitzer.

There was some unnecessary hyperbole in that article.

Seriously. Nostradamus couldn't have even predicted his next bowel movement, and he's the standard for predicting unlikely events?


/there will be a misshapen product of man in the tiled city, somewhere near water

Its an expression, as in not meant to be taken literally.


Not even Dan Brown would have literally used such an expression literally.
 
2013-09-02 04:30:23 PM

HighZoolander: DKRainey: HighZoolander: TinyFist: vartian: In the world of alligator hunting, anything can happen. But not even Nostradamus could have predicted how this opening weekend would unfold.

Give that man his pulitzer.

There was some unnecessary hyperbole in that article.

Seriously. Nostradamus couldn't have even predicted his next bowel movement, and he's the standard for predicting unlikely events?


/there will be a misshapen product of man in the tiled city, somewhere near water

Its an expression, as in not meant to be taken literally.

Not even Dan Brown would have literally used such an expression literally.


You said literally twice. Literally!

/ big damn gator; too bad they couldn't weigh, measure and put them back with no harm done to the gator
 
2013-09-02 04:32:57 PM
Stuff of nightmares for sure.  But when an apex predator reaches that state, I dunno, it just feels like they probably deserve to be left alone.

/not a hunter
//yes I like to eat dead animals
 
2013-09-02 04:37:17 PM
Holy farking shiatballs.
 
2013-09-02 04:44:06 PM

Dinki: Tick-Tock


I smee what you did there.
 
2013-09-02 05:06:11 PM
So sad. I hope those hunters die of rectal cancer
 
2013-09-02 05:06:19 PM

poosock:  If people didn't hunt there would be over population.


At first, perhaps, but the environment will cap the population via competition for territory, food, mates etc.   If hunting disappeared tomorrow (and I'm not saying it should) the populations of the animals we hunt would quickly level out in a few breeding seasons.  These animals were all here long before humans got to North America and their populations fit their habitat exactly.  As a defence of the sport of hunting this "we need to hunt the <species>  or it will be disastrous for the <species>" is baloney.
 
2013-09-02 05:17:52 PM
Boys and girls, THIS is how Mississippians spend their Labor day weekend.
 
2013-09-02 05:20:42 PM

oobiedoobie: Boys and girls, THIS is how Mississippians spend their Labor day weekend.


Well it is the first of the month, so I guess they can afford all the gator bait and Natty Light their EBT cards can buy.
 
2013-09-02 05:29:31 PM

cnocnanrionnag: poosock:  If people didn't hunt there would be over population.

At first, perhaps, but the environment will cap the population via competition for territory, food, mates etc.   If hunting disappeared tomorrow (and I'm not saying it should) the populations of the animals we hunt would quickly level out in a few breeding seasons.  These animals were all here long before humans got to North America and their populations fit their habitat exactly.  As a defence of the sport of hunting this "we need to hunt the <species>  or it will be disastrous for the <species>" is baloney.


So in the Midwest, they have deer and (according to one of my middle school teachers) the third largest army in the world pulls out their hunting rifles and goes to shoot them.

Because anything that goes after a deer is also going to go after a small child, we wiped out their natural predators.  And we're not letting them back in.

So if we stopped hunting them AND didn't let in predators, they'd starve.  After stripping every tree in the Upper Midwest.  And losing all fear of humans because they're rooting through our trash.  And causing even MORE deadly car accidents.

Or we can hunt them.
 
2013-09-02 05:35:51 PM
Remind me to never, never go swimming in a natural body of water in Mississippi.  Also, remind me to take my elephant gun with me whenever I go to Mississippi--anywhere in Mississippi.  That beast looks like it could disappear a man in about two good bites.
 
2013-09-02 05:45:35 PM

pissnmoan: Remind me to never, never go swimming in a natural body of water in Mississippi.  Also, remind me to take my elephant gun with me whenever I go to Mississippi--anywhere in Mississippi.  That beast looks like it could disappear a man in about two good bites.


just about every body of water in florida larger than a big swimming pool could have a gator or two in it. I imagine its the same in new orleans, mississippi, etc..
 
2013-09-02 06:24:47 PM

cnocnanrionnag: poosock:  If people didn't hunt there would be over population.

At first, perhaps, but the environment will cap the population via competition for territory, food, mates etc.   If hunting disappeared tomorrow (and I'm not saying it should) the populations of the animals we hunt would quickly level out in a few breeding seasons.  These animals were all here long before humans got to North America and their populations fit their habitat exactly.  As a defence of the sport of hunting this "we need to hunt the <species>  or it will be disastrous for the <species>" is baloney.


First of all humans have been in North America hunting game for 50,000 years. Not just since the white man arrived here. If we stopped hunting today yes it could very well be disastrous to the species. Plague and disease would run rampant through overpopulated herds. That could seriously diminish herd populations to a problematic level in some areas. Why not just hunt and enjoy the benefits of the meat rather then letting them go to waste rotting in a field. Extinction is a very real threat because of overpopulation.
 
2013-09-02 06:28:24 PM

meyerkev: cnocnanrionnag: poosock:  If people didn't hunt there would be over population.

At first, perhaps, but the environment will cap the population via competition for territory, food, mates etc.   If hunting disappeared tomorrow (and I'm not saying it should) the populations of the animals we hunt would quickly level out in a few breeding seasons.  These animals were all here long before humans got to North America and their populations fit their habitat exactly.  As a defence of the sport of hunting this "we need to hunt the <species>  or it will be disastrous for the <species>" is baloney.

So in the Midwest, they have deer and (according to one of my middle school teachers) the third largest army in the world pulls out their hunting rifles and goes to shoot them.

Because anything that goes after a deer is also going to go after a small child, we wiped out their natural predators.  And we're not letting them back in.

So if we stopped hunting them AND didn't let in predators, they'd starve.  After stripping every tree in the Upper Midwest.  And losing all fear of humans because they're rooting through our trash.  And causing even MORE deadly car accidents.

Or we can hunt them.


We are going to HAVE to take a few deer on the property I live on this year. The herd is getting too thick and they are becoming less afraid of us now. I was almost run over by one my dog spooked just the other day. I could have reached my hand out and touched it as it flew past me.

I tried to chase one away from the apple tree by throwing an apple near it. Usually this would cause one to run off. No, this deer chased down the apple and ate it.
 
2013-09-02 06:41:02 PM

Spandau: Talk to me when they stop using boats and guns.....I'll be impressed then.


You have to get the gator in the boat before you're allowed to shoot it. My husband won the lottery for a liscense one year and he said he was not allowed to shoot at them while they were still in the water.
 
2013-09-02 06:50:09 PM

poosock: First of all humans have been in North America hunting game for 50,000 years.


That'll be news to the anthropological community.
 
2013-09-02 07:03:25 PM

Stone Meadow: poosock: First of all humans have been in North America hunting game for 50,000 years.

That'll be news to the anthropological community.


Yeah it was in 2004.
 
2013-09-02 07:06:37 PM
 
2013-09-02 07:07:03 PM
Seems like cutting down a redwood to me.
 
2013-09-02 07:07:49 PM

poosock: Stone Meadow: poosock: First of all humans have been in North America hunting game for 50,000 years.

That'll be news to the anthropological community.

Yeah it was in 2004.


For 50,000 years? Gotta citation? I only see ~15,000 generally listed.
 
2013-09-02 07:28:46 PM
 
2013-09-02 07:29:21 PM

Stone Meadow: poosock: Stone Meadow: poosock: First of all humans have been in North America hunting game for 50,000 years.

That'll be news to the anthropological community.

Yeah it was in 2004.

For 50,000 years? Gotta citation? I only see ~15,000 generally listed.


http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2004/11/041118104010.htm
 
2013-09-02 07:51:31 PM
yep. hunt the small ones, and leave the big ones alone. I wonder how many years it takes for an alligator to get that big?


dutchmang: Stuff of nightmares for sure.  But when an apex predator reaches that state, I dunno, it just feels like they probably deserve to be left alone.

/not a hunter
//yes I like to eat dead animals
 
2013-09-02 07:57:03 PM
Alligators and crocodiles generally don't die of old age, they only just keep getting bigger. Those idiots killed something that had lived longer than all of them combined, and why? For the "sport" of sitting on a boat and baiting an animal and then shooting it in the head. That's what passes for sport in the 21st century.
 
2013-09-02 08:03:43 PM

DKRainey: moefuggenbrew: This (gator hunting) seems to be the new hillbilly sport of choice. Not sure what the appeal is of tricking a beast into a trap for food, fighting it when a mistake could be deadly, then hauling it all the way home when the meat isn't even particularly delicious. Must be money in the carcass/skins or something?

This is Mississippi, we are rednecks not hillbillys. And alligator meat is awesome, you must not have had it prepared by a cajun.


Yup. The meat on its own is fairly bland, but so is unseasoned chicken. There's a place right up the street from me that does gator boudin, fried gator bites with dipping sauce, and a gator sausage po-boy. Sometimes I feel sad when eating it because I have a ton of respect for one of nature's most enduring predators, but damn it tastes great.

/SE Louisiana
 
2013-09-02 08:27:36 PM

AgentPothead: Alligators and crocodiles generally don't die of old age, they only just keep getting bigger. [...]

something that had lived longer than all of them combined [....]

Umm, no. Researchers aren't certain, but lifespan in the wild is estimated at ~50 years.  http://nationalzoo.si.edu/animals/reptilesamphibians/facts/factsheets / americanalligator.cfm
 
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