Tuesday, November 02, 2010

Politics Aside For The Moment...Time For OTHER Reptiles In The News

A hunter in Florida has reportedly nabbed the largest alligator in state history at more than 14 feet long.

Tres Ammerman caught the mammoth beast just west of Melbourne, Fla., in the last hour of the last day of alligator hunting season, MyFoxOrlando.com reports. He plans to sell the 14 foot, 3 1/2 inch long animal to a taxidermist at $1,000 per foot.

Ever since gators have been protected, its been hard to catch and measure the bigger boys, but those in the know tell me that 12 to 16 footers are there for the taking. I've never seen one larger than 13' or thereabouts, and he was big enough.

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