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(Field and Stream)   Maybe it just wanted some Texas BBQ. You ever think about that? Of course not, you only think about yourself   (fieldandstream.com) divider line
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2021-06-03 1:20:14 AM  
Louisiana gator showing up on South Padre? Give him a beer and push him back into the gulf like all the others
 
2021-06-03 1:20:28 AM  
Is Mystery Gator a blind date with a truck stop lot lizard?
 
2021-06-03 1:35:34 AM  
"...but biologists are somewhat puzzled as to how a Louisiana alligator wound up on a South Padre Island beach."

I'm going to go out on a limb and say "a whole lotta swimming".
 
2021-06-03 1:35:52 AM  
It isn't like they would think of bbqing a gator in Tejas.

Unless it was made out of brisket.
 
2021-06-03 1:48:58 AM  
Alligators may be evolving to swim long distances and hunt fish in order to maintain themselves while at sea. These could be the next liopleurodon. If we don't act now, these could become an existential threat to our species.

I've watched enough Asylum movies to know that not all of us are going to make it. Only the most attractive and important to the story people will be alive at the end of this. Sorry, guys.
 
2021-06-03 2:03:44 AM  
Kansas City has the best BBQ. Texas is second, but a close second. The vinegar and/or mustard ones are distant competitors. Alabama's white bbq is just weird.

/felt like sharing
//not from KC, or TX, or any bbq state
///three
 
2021-06-03 2:06:47 AM  

Moose out front: Kansas City has the best BBQ. Texas is second, but a close second. The vinegar and/or mustard ones are distant competitors. Alabama's white bbq is just weird.

/felt like sharing
//not from KC, or TX, or any bbq state
///three


Wait let me amend that, Memphis dry rub is amazing too. Amazing! But hard to know where to include in ranking because it feels very different compared to the others
 
2021-06-03 2:13:41 AM  

Moose out front: Kansas City has the best BBQ


Name checks out. Bye
 
2021-06-03 2:22:28 AM  
I like the included photo of the washed up disoriented gator on the beach.
"Can someone call me a cab so I get back home?"
 
2021-06-03 2:54:49 AM  
We have alligators around Dallas. Any body of water that remains wet around the year with access to the coast will get gators.
 
2021-06-03 3:02:17 AM  
There clearly is no shortage of alligators.  Why aren't more of them turning up as the entree at barbecues?
 
2021-06-03 3:12:43 AM  
"Louisiana Mystery Gator" is the name of my playing zydeco and making out with your father while your mother is sleeping upstairs cover band!
 
2021-06-03 3:15:51 AM  
Never heard of Alabama white BBQ sauce before.

Looks like it would be good on wings, ribs though, I don't think so.

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2021-06-03 3:23:38 AM  

DigitalDirt: Never heard of Alabama white BBQ sauce before.

Looks like it would be good on wings, ribs though, I don't think so.

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It's actually disarmingly pretty good, but, being a white bbq sauce, requires a degree of cognitive dissociative acceptance.
 
2021-06-03 3:43:17 AM  
 Get him back to Louisiana so we can eat him.
 
2021-06-03 3:47:50 AM  

DigitalDirt: Never heard of Alabama white BBQ sauce before.

Looks like it would be good on wings, ribs though, I don't think so.

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Alabama white sauce is excellent on its own, but personally I like it in combination with an extra hot dry rub.

This is not a euphemism for anything.
 
2021-06-03 5:55:52 AM  

wildcardjack: We have alligators around Dallas. Any body of water that remains wet around the year with access to the coast will get gators.


This.

There are plenty enough Texas alligators that speculating that it came all the way from Louisiana is unlikely, but makes a better headline I guess.
 
2021-06-03 6:23:30 AM  

Moose out front: Kansas City has the best BBQ. Texas is second, but a close second. The vinegar and/or mustard ones are distant competitors. Alabama's white bbq is just weird.

/felt like sharing
//not from KC, or TX, or any bbq state
///three


Carolina BBQ for sandwiches, Tennessee dry rubs for ribs, Texas and Kansas for the garbage can.

/sorry, one loves what one is raised on.
 
2021-06-03 6:30:34 AM  
I'm liking this Miami vice reboot
 
2021-06-03 7:00:17 AM  
The correct answer is sauce piquant.
 
2021-06-03 7:04:36 AM  
Unusual for Padre Island but not Texas in general. People tend to forget theres swamps and gators in Texas. And yes we used to see a few at the beach. Seeing as how the distance from the gulfs edge to the swamp was only 100 yards or so. From Houston to the state line with Louisiana is a 100 miles or so and all between is swamps and more gator per sq mile than Florida has.
 
2021-06-03 7:11:35 AM  
After Covid; everyone deserves a vacation.
 
2021-06-03 7:33:05 AM  

thrillbilly1967: Unusual for Padre Island but not Texas in general. People tend to forget theres swamps and gators in Texas. And yes we used to see a few at the beach. Seeing as how the distance from the gulfs edge to the swamp was only 100 yards or so. From Houston to the state line with Louisiana is a 100 miles or so and all between is swamps and more gator per sq mile than Florida has.


I was surprised by all the gators on my first trip to Brazos Bend State Park, I wasn't aware they were so close to Houston. It was really strange to walk right past them as a boy from the midwest.
 
2021-06-03 8:14:20 AM  
Good thing he wasn't looking for Salsa because that comes from New York City.
 
2021-06-03 8:41:10 AM  
They roam. Why is this a story?
 
2021-06-03 9:12:45 AM  

Conthan: thrillbilly1967: Unusual for Padre Island but not Texas in general. People tend to forget theres swamps and gators in Texas. And yes we used to see a few at the beach. Seeing as how the distance from the gulfs edge to the swamp was only 100 yards or so. From Houston to the state line with Louisiana is a 100 miles or so and all between is swamps and more gator per sq mile than Florida has.

I was surprised by all the gators on my first trip to Brazos Bend State Park, I wasn't aware they were so close to Houston. It was really strange to walk right past them as a boy from the midwest.


I have had to take the dangerous animal free drop when playing golf southeast of Houston. There was a 6 ft gator about two feet from my drive. Lots of bayous means lots of gators.
 
2021-06-03 10:30:36 AM  

tuxq: Moose out front: Kansas City has the best BBQ. Texas is second, but a close second. The vinegar and/or mustard ones are distant competitors. Alabama's white bbq is just weird.

/felt like sharing
//not from KC, or TX, or any bbq state
///three

Carolina BBQ for sandwiches, Tennessee dry rubs for ribs, Texas and Kansas for the garbage can.

/sorry, one loves what one is raised on.


I wouldn't go as far as garbage can, but otherwise yeah.
 
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