Monday, October 6, 2008

“I’ve been giving away gator meat left and right"

I know it's Tennessee week. And we've got a ways to go before the first week in November. But, Florida, I haven't forgotten you.

Record alligator taken from the Flint River.

Image: The Cordele Dispatch.

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources' rules for alligator hunting are pretty interesting. From The Dispatch:
Regulations allow hunters to take only one alligator a season, and the reptiles must be at least 48 inches long and can be hunted only with hand-held ropes or snares, snatch hooks, harpoons, gigs or arrows with a restraining line attached. Legal alligators must be dispatched immediately upon capture by using a handgun or bangstick, or by severing the spinal cord with a sharp implement, according to information provided by the DNR.
As Joe and I were headed down to Jacksonville last year, we stopped at a gas station near the state line. And we had our Georgia stuff on, so this guy calls us over to his truck.

"Hey boys," he said, or something like that. "Take a look in the back."

"That's what we gon' do to those gators," he said.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

That guy scared the hell out of me...but it turned out he was right all along.