Monday, August 18, 2014

Got all dem' teeth but no toothbrush

THOMASTON, Alabama - 

Mandy Stokes put her pearls on Friday night.

Ever since Keith Fancher and his crew pulled a 14-foot, 2-inch, 838-pound alligator from the Alabama River in 2011 to set the standard for the largest ever legally killed by an Alabama hunter, Stokes had jokingly told friends and family that if she was ever drawn for a tag, she would wear her finest so she'd look good when being interviewed after breaking it. 

The pearls looked good hanging around her neck Saturday afternoon about 10 hours after she and her crew of husband John Stokes, brother-in-law Kevin Jenkins and his children Savannah, 16, and Parker, 14, brought a monster alligator to the check-in station at Roland Cooper State Park in Camden.

Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries biologists had no trouble measuring the beast at 15 feet even, but they had to call for some relief when trying to weigh it.

Incredible story with pics and links here

That's a whole lotta' gator son!

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