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How to tell a crock from an gator

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    How to tell a crock from an gator

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    How to tell a crock from an gator

    Y'know, I think I'll pass on this one..........either one of them beggars would 'ave me for their dinner.....

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    When you do things right, people won't be sure you've done anything at all.

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    See you later alligator. :smile:
    John

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    lol, good one!

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    Easy....this is a real ‘gator’

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    And this is a crock....note long snout.

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    A more scientific way to tell them apart is that when a gator's mouth is closed, no teeth show, a crock's do. Also a crock's snout is narrower and more tapered, a gator's is more rounded (i.e. looking down on a crock's snout it's V-shaped, where a gator's is more U-shaped).
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    My nephew got his annual gator on his first trip this year. It was only a 9 footer but enough to make a couple of nice purses for his wife and daughter. He lives in Houston but gator hunts in his home town in Louisiana. Goes every year and loves it!! Not my deal. Before my stroke I loved bass fishing. Catfish would do but would rather bass fish.

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    We only have crocs in Australia.
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    Quote Originally Posted by terry123 View Post
    My nephew got his annual gator on his first trip this year. It was only a 9 footer but enough to make a couple of nice purses for his wife and daughter. He lives in Houston but gator hunts in his home town in Louisiana. Goes every year and loves it!! Not my deal. Before my stroke I loved bass fishing. Catfish would do but would rather bass fish.
    I had no idea people went hunting for gators. Does he shoot them? How does he get them home? Probably dumb questions, but I'm curious.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Butterfly View Post
    I had no idea people went hunting for gators. Does he shoot them? How does he get them home? Probably dumb questions, but I'm curious.
    Yes he shoots them in the head. His dad goes along with the tractor and a trailer. Takes it to the processing place to process the meat and hide. It is a sport and you have to purchase a permit and are allowed just one per season. This one did not get rowdy with him so it was the easiest one he has got. The season is to thin them out as there are a ton of them in the bayous and waterways. I will have to look back as he has gotten much larger ones and I have a pic some where.

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