So we recently had the Big Story of the alligator spotted in The Humboldt Park Lagoon. And first we had Gator Bob, but he couldn’t conjure up much of anything except speculation so they brought in Frank Robb Gator Expert from Florida. That makes sense since that’s where a lot of the gators live! Frank had a plan and it worked and Chance The Snapper was captured. End of that story, but did ya see the gator they caught in Georgia last weekend?
Now that’s a gator, but I think they may need a bigger boat! A Georgia man may have just broken a state record after bagging a massive 14-foot alligator Derrick Snelson and his daughter, Shelby, were on Lake Eufaula with Lethal Guide Service, a hunting guide business, when they made the catch on September 1. It was only Snelson’s second time hunting alligators, and Shelby’s first. The team spent six hours tracking the beast before finally getting a hook in the animal, shooting it and hauling it aboard the boat. The whole process was a team effort, Derrick said. They took the animal to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources for an official measurement, which came in at 14 feet and 1.75 inches, said Darrell Brown, owner of Lethal Guide Service. The catch is probably a new state record, with the previous record being 13 feet and 10.75 inches, though CNN could not reach the DNR on Sunday to confirm. Shelby, 14, described the experience as kind of scary, but awesome. “[The boat] was rocking back and forth, and a few times [the gator] hit the side of the boat with its tail,” she said, almost knocking her off. But that won’t stop Shelby, who said she would “jump in the truck right now” if anyone asked her to go gator hunting again. It’s an adrenaline rush she won’t forget anytime soon. “I’m glad I got to have that experience with my dad,”
Yeah, where’s Gator Bob when ya really need him? Frank, you busy?