A Texas great-grandmother thinks she’s finally gotten revenge on the massive alligator that ate her miniature horse a few years ago.
It took just one shot for Livingstone Mayor Judy Cochran to dispatch the 12-foot, 580-pound gator at her ranch, the Houston Chronicle reported. The family lured it in with a “seasoned raccoon.”
“We think this is the gator that ate one of our miniature horses several years ago,” said Cochran. “As big as this gator was, he could’ve easily eaten it.”
Polk County is one of only 12 in Texas with an alligator hunting season, she said, and its limits gave her barely a 20-day window to take care of business, between Sept. 10-30. Permits and tags had to be procured, and hunters are mandated to first catch the animals on a hook. As a public official, she wanted to let people know she followed the rules.
“Nana,” is already anticipating the alligator meat and boots that her quarry will yield.
“Don’t mess with Nana,” she said. Pilotonline