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Giant Alligator Killed in Alabama

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Posted: 7/25/2012 10:22 AM

Giant Alligator Killed in Alabama 


28 foot alligator in alabama
 

 Giant Alligator In Alabama

These pictures were taken by  a helicopter flying over Lake Wiess about 90 miles  north of Birmingham , Alabama. The helicopter pilot and the game warden were in communication via radio. Here is a transcript of their  conversation.

'Air1 have you a  visual on the gator, over'

'Approaching inlet  now, over'

'Roger  Air1'  

'Gator sighted..  Looks like it has a small animal in its mouth..  moving in, over'

'Roger  Air1'  

'Holy Crap it's a  Deer!'  

'Confirm Air1..  did you say Deer?, Over'

'Roger.. a Deer in  its mouth.. looks like a full sized buck.. that's  a big gator, we are going to need more men,  Over'  

'Roger Air1.. can  you give me a idea on size of animal,  over'  

'Its big 25 feet  at least, please advise Gator is heading to  inlet.. do I pursue?, over'

 
giant alligator killed in alabama
 

 Alligator with Stag in its Mouth

That has to be a HUGE  gator to have a whole deer in its  mouth! The deer was later  found to be a mature Stag and was measured at  11  feet! This alligator was  found between Centre and Leesburg , Alabama , near a  house ! Game wardens were forced to shoot the alligator. Anita and Charlie  Rogers could hear the bellowing in the night. 
 
alabama alligator killed
 

 28 foot Alligator

Their neighbors had been telling them that  they had seen a mammoth alligator in the waterway that runs behind their house, but they dismissed the stories as exaggerations. I didn't believe it,' Charles Rogers said, but they realized the stories were, if anything, understated. Alabama Parks and Wildlife  game wardens had to shoot the beast. Joe  Goff, 6'5' tall, a game warden, walks past the 28  foot, 1 inch alligator 8.5 meters he shot  and killed in their back yard.
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Posted: 7/25/2012 10:35 AM

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I am trying to remember the first time I saw that picture, 15 yrs ago??  Been around a long time, first time I saw it the gator was from Louisiana, next time Miss, then Fl.  Thing sure travels a lot and is getting up there in age.  LOL
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Posted: 7/25/2012 10:35 AM

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I don't know what the record is, but that's an 11' buck.  Holy cow what a monster.   

I think i'll run a tape measure out 28 feet on the ground to get a real feel for that size.  I know it's long enough to go from the gutters on my 2 floor, 10' ceiling house to the ground.  To the top of my chimneys is 35'.  

Boy, wake up with that laying on your patio one morning.  You'd think you were in a bad movie.

Everyone gets everything he wants.  

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Posted: 7/25/2012 10:38 AM

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JazyD wrote: I am trying to remember the first time I saw that picture, 15 yrs ago??  Been around a long time, first time I saw it the gator was from Louisiana, next time Miss, then Fl.  Thing sure travels a lot and is getting up there in age.  LOL
Your post made me look it up. the Bama record is 14' for a sanctioned hunt so I assume you're saying this is a spoof story?

Everyone gets everything he wants.  

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Posted: 7/25/2012 10:44 AM

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Jumpin' Jehosophat!  I want to know what they're feeding the deer in Alabama to where the bucks reach 11 feet!  Mature moose only reach 8-10 feet.

I thought the pictures were actually pretty convincing until the last one, which looks totally out of perspective to me.
The sleeping giant is awakening.  

Last edited 7/25/2012 10:46 AM by CatFansince73

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Posted: 7/25/2012 11:58 AM

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Ok here is the whole story. snopes
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Posted: 7/25/2012 12:45 PM

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CatFansince73 wrote: Jumpin' Jehosophat!  I want to know what they're feeding the deer in Alabama to where the bucks reach 11 feet!  Mature moose only reach 8-10 feet.

I thought the pictures were actually pretty convincing until the last one, which looks totally out of perspective to me.
It does explain why I couldn't see 28' in that and was going to lay out a measure.  

14' looks right. That gator's at least 2x the size of the man in the picture and 14' isn't totally uncommon apparently.  

Still one big gator I don't want to see up close and personal except through iron bars.

Everyone gets everything he wants.  

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Posted: 7/25/2012 11:58 PM

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We have lots of gators on Ross Barnett lake near my house and when I fished a lot used to see many gators in the lake and now they hunts in the fall over 3 different weekends.  Biggest I think has been around 650#, and all must be caught on rod and reel and at night.  Now that is much fun and they are known to break 3 or 4 rods before they get the big ones in.

The biggest I ever saw was one day while fishing and a big female came off her nest as we got probably too close, my boat was 18'9" and she looked like she was as long as the boat.  But we guessed her at 14-15 feet as she swam alongside the boat as fast as my trolling motor could move.  We finally cranked the 150 up and left.  She was only about 4 ft from us and truly scared both of us, she was just huge.
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