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from NY Daily News

15-foot alligator killed in Okeechobee, Florida

Lee Lightsey, the owner of Outwest Farms in Okeechobee, and guide Blake Godwin were hunting over the weekend when they discovered the gator in one of their cattle ponds.

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from MNN - Mother Nature Network

19 weird and wonderful turtle and tortoise species

Alligator Snapping Turtle (Macrochelys temminckii). Status listed as "threatened" in Kentucky.

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from news.yahoo.com

What a whopper! Record 741-pound gator caught in Mississippi

An alligator hunting record in Mississippi was broken for the third time in a week, wildlife officials there say, after the state's heaviest gator was caught.A 13-foot, 6.5-inch gator weighing 741.5 pounds was taken by Dalco Turner of Gluckstadt, Miss., on Sunday morning on the Mississippi River near Port Gibson. It took Turner and two other hunters an hour to finally snare him.

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A Great Egret at Huntington Beach State Park ~ Go there to see the alligators and wildlife when we go to the beach each year. This is also an awesome place to shell hunt!

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