Sunday, July 29, 2012

State Record Alligator

Forget the Loch Ness Monster. This beast is for real!
Who KNEW such huge reptiles swam in our river?
 Until gator season began last year, I sure didn't!

The Fancher Gator, Alabama's state record at 14 feet, 2 inches and 838 pounds,
 is attracting attention while on display at the Central Alabama Farmers Co-op
 in Selma. The alligator was caught in the Alabama River in Wilcox County
 last August by The Fancher Gator Team. Wildlife Images Taxidermy Studio 
of Autaugaville mounted the reptile in a natural pose, snatching a river otter. 

And now, it's about time for gator season to begin again!
I say, "Go get 'em!"

Posted at Camera Critters


Lois said...

He's a big one!

This is Belgium said...

very first time I came to AL ( 1977 :) ) a nest of snakes scared the dickens out of me
and all these years, I did not know it could have been so much worse

Rambling Round said...

Anni, until last year's gator hunt, neither did I!