10 ft alligator killed in Perryville Tn
Sunday 20 September 39811 Shares
Yesterday 2 local fishermen were out running their lines when they noticed the one they were about to go to next was violently shaking and churning up the water. They cautiously approached and slowly began to run the line. When they got about halfway thru it they couldn't believe their eyes, a ten ft male alligator that they call "diesel" was ripping thru the lines. The men were very shaken, so shaken that one man fell out the boat. The gator suddenly went under the water and began his approach in the man who was screaming and yelling for his partner to help him. The man in the boat was stressed out and afraid so he said he just thru the boat into full speed reverse and he didn't stop till his boat was on the bank at fishers landing in Decaturville Tn. The man that fell out had been dragged along with the angry gator,as soon as the boat hit land the man jumped about 11 feet out of the water into the bank. He was shaking like a leaf ,could barely talk but was not seriously injured. He had a gator tooth in his hand because he was holding on to it by the teeth. So he is going to keep that as a souvenir.the gator was a little dazed but still seemed aggressive. There were several people out enjoying the day and a man with a rifle walked over to the gator and shot him in the quarter sized sweet spot in the top of his head. They crowd skinned th gator cleaned it and all had gator tail, popcorn gator, gator chunks and gator soup along with all the fixin. We are not sure where he came from or how he got here. So please be on heightened alert. Watch your children and pets around the water. There could be more of these. They are definitely meat waters.