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Attorney Inspired by "Swamp People" Show Lands 14 ft. Gator, May Be Texas Record

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June 23, 2011

Attorney Inspired by "Swamp People" Show Lands 14 ft. Gator, May Be Texas Record

By Chad Love

--Chad Love

Why don't alligators eat attorneys? Professional courtesy, goes the old the joke. But that apparently doesn't go both ways, at least with one Dallas attorney who, inspired by the "Swamp People" show, decided last week to try his hand at 'gator hunting and came home with possibly the biggest alligator ever taken in the state of Texas.

From this story on nbcdfw.com:
An episode of 'Swamp People’ inspired Dallas attorney Levi McCathern to go on a hunt for bigger game. "Something I wanted to do was hunt something that could hunt me and alligators seemed like a challenge,” said McCathern, who has hunted since the age of six. But huge reptiles are a far cry from hunting dove and quail, which McCathern said he hunts year-round. As McCathern started looking for places he could hunt the large reptile, he checked the internet and typed two words -- monster alligators. One place that kept showing in the search was the Trinity River. Yes, the Trinity River, which criss-crosses much of North Texas. Thus, McCathern decided that's where he would hunt the colossal creature.

Guided by experts two hours outside Dallas in Leon County, McCathern got his shot when a monster gator popped his head up out of the water just long enough for McCathern to pull the trigger. "It went right in the brain... it was a perfect shot, probably my luckiest shot.” Weighing a whopping 900 lbs and stretching 14 ft long, McCathern's gator may be the largest ever killed in Texas history.

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from jay wrote 2 years 43 weeks ago

That'll make lots of boots.

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from FirstBubba wrote 2 years 43 weeks ago

Spent many, hours up and down the Trinity. Spent even MORE hours up and down Keechi Creek which runs into the Trinity about 15 miles south of US Hwy 79 bridge at Long Lake, Texas. Been 'gators in that country a LONG time!!
Hunted Leon County from 1954 to 1983!

Bubba

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from Torey Belich wrote 2 years 43 weeks ago

Gee that gator gives me the creeps!

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from jamesti wrote 2 years 43 weeks ago

that thing could eat a boat! wonder what was in it's stomach.

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from Tom-Tom wrote 2 years 43 weeks ago

Now there is something that would keep trespassers away from your water hole...as well as pigs, sheep, cows, not to mention the wife.

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from RJ Arena wrote 2 years 42 weeks ago

I read the newspaper article, and it did not say what he used to shoot this gator and at what distance. Does anyone know?

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from bass bomber wrote 2 years 42 weeks ago

I love Swamp People and that story is amazing.

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from jay wrote 2 years 43 weeks ago

That'll make lots of boots.

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from FirstBubba wrote 2 years 43 weeks ago

Spent many, hours up and down the Trinity. Spent even MORE hours up and down Keechi Creek which runs into the Trinity about 15 miles south of US Hwy 79 bridge at Long Lake, Texas. Been 'gators in that country a LONG time!!
Hunted Leon County from 1954 to 1983!

Bubba

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from Torey Belich wrote 2 years 43 weeks ago

Gee that gator gives me the creeps!

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from jamesti wrote 2 years 43 weeks ago

that thing could eat a boat! wonder what was in it's stomach.

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from Tom-Tom wrote 2 years 43 weeks ago

Now there is something that would keep trespassers away from your water hole...as well as pigs, sheep, cows, not to mention the wife.

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from RJ Arena wrote 2 years 42 weeks ago

I read the newspaper article, and it did not say what he used to shoot this gator and at what distance. Does anyone know?

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from bass bomber wrote 2 years 42 weeks ago

I love Swamp People and that story is amazing.

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