Florida Hunters Bag 15-Foot-Long, 800-Pound, Cattle-Eating Alligator
Two hunters in Okeechobee, Florida tracked down and killed a gator that was treating their cow pasture as a personal snack bar.
Lee Lightsey, the owner of Outwest Farms, and hunting guide Blake Godwin discovered the 800-pound alligator in a cattle pond on Saturday. The gator had been eating cattle and leaving evidence all over the place.
“We also discovered the remains [of] what we determined to be cattle in the water. We determined that he was in fact attacking our livestock as they came to drink,” Godwin told Fox 13.
The gator surfaced 20 feet away from the hunters, that's when Lightsey shot it. They had to use a tractor to remove the 15-foot reptile from the pond. They plan on donating the meat to charity and will have the gator stuffed for display.
Read more at Fox 13.