’Bama vs. Gators - The New York Times

New York Times joins in the annual Alabama gator hunt:

Bama vs. Gators - The New York Times: The trick is not finding an alligator, but finding one worthy of the time and effort required to capture it. Most want a 10-footer. The one Stokes found, 100 miles north of here, was 15 feet long, and it weighed more than 1,000 pounds. Its stomach contained the front and rear halves of an adult white-tailed deer, a pair of squirrel carcasses, the bones of a duck, and teeth believed to be from a young cow.

“Hunting something that can hunt you back — that’s kind of cool,” said Carlos Garcia, waiting for sunset at the Cliff’s Landing boat launch.