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dbolemiss
September 29th, 2009, 07:56 PM
Some pics of a pretty lager Gator killed in East TX.

http://i106.photobucket.com/albums/m253/harleyrider29/securedownload-2.jpg
http://i106.photobucket.com/albums/m253/harleyrider29/3-1.jpg
http://i106.photobucket.com/albums/m253/harleyrider29/4.jpg
http://i106.photobucket.com/albums/m253/harleyrider29/2.jpg

homeslice
September 29th, 2009, 08:03 PM
That would make a badass canoe.

whbonney26
September 29th, 2009, 08:05 PM
Damn thing is huge. I wonder what the specs are on it.

Tulse Luper
September 29th, 2009, 08:09 PM
That, honestly, just scares the pee right out of me. If there's one way I don't want to go, it's being chewed by a reptile I can't reason with.

CZowner07
September 29th, 2009, 08:14 PM
My dads been catching alligators since before I was born so I've seen BIGG gators and when most people post pictures of a "big" gator it is under 10ft. but this sir is a BIG gator. He was definatly eating well! I'd say in the 13' range probably....500-600lbs.

old06
September 29th, 2009, 08:58 PM
WOW .......................is a understatement that is a beast

oleheat
September 29th, 2009, 09:03 PM
Damn....That was a MAN.
I wonder how much $$ that one would bring?

Ben Segrest
September 29th, 2009, 09:08 PM
Damn....That was a MAN.
I wonder how much $$ that one would bring?

Around here it would be worth about $130

oleheat
September 29th, 2009, 09:21 PM
Is that just for the hide? What if you were to sell the whole gator(that's what mt cuz used to do)?
I'm no gator expert- but would the meat on one this size be strong??

CZowner07
September 29th, 2009, 09:26 PM
Around here it would be worth about $130

Last year it would be worth about ~$400-$450. This year......about $130:wtc:

Ben Segrest
September 29th, 2009, 09:26 PM
No, that's for the whole thing being sold by the trapper to a buyer. The price this year was terrible.

CZowner07
September 29th, 2009, 09:29 PM
Is that just for the hide? What if you were to sell the whole gator(that's what mt cuz used to do)?
I'm no gator expert- but would the meat on one this size be strong??

You sell the whole gator for a certain price/ft. THEN the farm turns around and skins it and sells the hide to foreign countries like Italy,France etc. for 3xs what they paid for it. IDK if they sell the meat on these big ones, but on farm gators they do. My dad has almost 100,000 gators left to skin and hes been skinning for 3months. His crew skins about 100-120 4-5ft gators each soo abouut 700-800 a day......in 7hrs.

CZowner07
September 29th, 2009, 09:39 PM
HMMM.. IDK that one might be bigger than I predicted....My dad caught this one and it was 13'6" 787lbs The one in the pictures looks longer... IDK about weight wise, but pretty close in length.

http://i172.photobucket.com/albums/w24/bjvsr07/alligator2.jpg
http://i172.photobucket.com/albums/w24/bjvsr07/alligator4.jpg
http://i172.photobucket.com/albums/w24/bjvsr07/alligator5.jpg
http://i172.photobucket.com/albums/w24/bjvsr07/alligator6.jpg

oleheat
September 29th, 2009, 09:42 PM
Wow....awesome. Thanks for the info. Sounds like you Dad's gonna be busy for a while!

dbolemiss
September 30th, 2009, 10:31 AM
Found some info on it:

LIVINGSTON, TX (KTRE) - Alligators beware! A five-year-old East Texan and his friend, a former game warden, are on the hunt, doing what's known as alligator harvesting.

The pair of hunters have already had success, catching a 12.7 feet long, 800+ pound, gator believed to be 35-40 years old. They say the critter had been living on the boy's family ranch.

SpencerSS
October 3rd, 2009, 12:12 PM
Damn....That was a MAN.
I wonder how much $$ that one would bring?



Not a damn thing. They skinned it wrong, it is worthless now. The belly is supposed to be the center of the hide; those guys split it.

4sooth
October 3rd, 2009, 12:36 PM
I'd like to see Tarzan take that one on with his sheath knife!

GunAddict
October 3rd, 2009, 12:44 PM
A good friend of mine sent me those same pics plus a couple more of this beast last night and had the specs listed as '15.8" and 987 pounds. Needless to say I would not want to meet this gater in the water face to face.:eek3:
http://upload.bayoushooter.com/images/0wjuchfum0zq0s34s7py.bmphttp://upload.bayoushooter.com/images/o403jxv4il53olm0pzfb.bmp

CZowner07
October 3rd, 2009, 06:40 PM
Not a damn thing. They skinned it wrong, it is worthless now. The belly is supposed to be the center of the hide; those guys split it.

Wrong. They skinned it hornback. They will most likely mount it and sell it and thats about $5k. When my dad killed that gator in the pictures above, someone offered him $7k for it if he mounted it for them, but they had already skinned it belly. You skin it belly for purses, belts etc. My has been skinning alligators for 20 yeards and some they skin most of their gators belly, but they do do some hornback, which is how they skinned this gator.

XD-GEM
October 9th, 2009, 03:39 PM
Got a link from Front Sight today about this. It has a video of a news story about the kid who shot this gator - the 2nd largest one ever taken in Texas.

http://www.ignatius-piazza-front-sight.com/2009/10/09/ignatius-piazza-this-will-make-you-smile/#video