Thursday, September 26, 2013

He should have just taken its picture

Last Saturday, a Little Rock man harpooned a 13-foot-9 1/4-inch alligator southeast of Millwood Lake dam in southwest Arkansas.

The headline here

says the alligator was “found in Little River County.” Maybe TV news audience is a little squeamish about “killed.” Normally, you might think “found” goes along with “Look over there! That looks like a 13-foot alligator! Let’s get the heck out of here!”

That’s what I would have done. If I was in an area where old maps noted: “Monster alligators be here.”

The other thing about killing an alligator that big: You have to get it out of the water.

When will these people become civilized?

Story in today’s Texarkana Gazette notes: “Boy Scouts’ shotgun competition is Oct. 12.” That’s right. A bunch of redneck parents and Scout leaders will take impressionable boys to a shotgun range for competitive shooting. I’d bed firearms safety might be involved, too.

Even more redneck was a cover story in Texarkana Parent Magazine

about teaching kids how to hunt.

I tell you what – You got that state line down there, Arkansas on one side and Texas on the other – those people got some strange ideas. You know, American stuff.

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