The South

Where tea is sweet and accents are sweeter; summer starts in April; front porches are wide and words are long; macaroni and cheese is a vegetable; pecan pie is a staple; Y’all is the only proper pronoun; chicken is fried and biscuits come with gravy; everything is darling and someone is always getting their heart blessed. -unknown

Thursday, September 4, 2008

See you later alligator!


I am just now getting around to writing about Brent's success at alligator hunting. Alligators are federally protected, so Brent had to apply to be able to hunt them. The hunting season lasts for 2 weekends, in an area that is designated to you. In this state, it is either Eufaula or Mobile/Delta Area. Brent was chosen for the Eufaula area. He went both weekends to both areas with some good friends of his who had hunted alligator previously. I am proud to say that Brent was 1 of 3 that went to Eufaula who got an alligator.
So Monday we got to enjoy the "fruits of Brent's labor".

This was just the plain battered ones.

These were the black pepper battered ones.And these were the best. These were the buffalo style ones.

Brooks and Reese loved it!Brent cooked it all himself. I am glad he had such a great time!

Louise also posted a couple of posts on her blog that included pictures of the hunt. These were week 1 and these were week 2.

14 comments:

Leah said...

Wow, that's a scary animal! Looks like they had fun though. I can't see myself trying the meat...you're a brave girl!!

Jenny said...

I totally agree with Leah. He looks like he could still jump out and bite you even though he's dead...and I really doubt that I could try the meat.

carrie said...

I know I could not eat it. Brent should have been at my father-in-laws house. He lives in Galveston, TX and after a storm hit a few months ago, he had a 6 foot alligator in his front yard!

Chad said...

That is awesome. I love the taste of alligator.

Hatch said...

All alligator meat is edible and it is all white meat except for the legs, which are red meat. Eating the gator isn't nearly as frightning as opening up the freezer to see the gator's head staring at you!

Melissa Lester said...

I want federal protection to ensure that I never have to hunt an alligator! Yikes! He is brave! The meat looks pretty yummy, though. I think I could try it, I just wouldn't want to talk about it in front of a gator.

Louise said...

I'm so impressed that the boys liked it!! :)

Julie said...

wow, I didn't know alligator was a delicacy. Sounds interesting! Thanks for stopping by Hungary!

Three plus Me said...

Brent's brave for hunting it and you are brave for eating it! Glad you're enjoying it!

Ashley Hodges said...

Hi! :) Chris Hodges' wife here--Ashley. I remember when Brooks was just a new new baby at Chris & Dawn Howell's wedding-times flies! Your boys are Adorable! :) Those gator pics are so cool (the one of the ReddyIce all piled up on top of the gator cracks me up)--it's amazing that they were able to catch that beast (only country boys - haha)! ;) The buffalo style alligator looks yummy {I'd give it a try}! Glad I found your blog (just happened to come across it by blog hopping - and then recognized your familiar faces/names - small blog world)! :D

Kristi said...

Brent, what's up with the NAVY t-shirt. BUZ

Hatch said...

Sorry, Buz, but they were out of UPS shirts.

sweeter and the bubbas said...

I have GOT to show this post to my boys...they will freak with excitement!! My parents have alligators in their pond behind their house in Towne Lake. I'm sure they'd love for Brent to catch them!! :-)

Ronnica said...

I don't think I'd go alligator hunting. But I have eaten alligator...it's not too bad. Strangely, I was in Oklahoma at the time. I was laughing because it was at a crab shack, and I had a roommate from Jacksonville, FL at the time who refused to eat seafood in Raleigh because it was too far inland (3 hours), and there I was in Oklahoma chowing down on seafood and alligator.