Texas grandma kills 12-foot gator, says she's finally avenged her miniature horse

September 19, 2018 6:31 PM

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A Texas great-grandmother says she's finally gotten revenge on the massive alligator that ate her miniature horse a few years ago.

It took just one shot for Judy Cochran to dispatch the 12-foot, 580-pound gator at her ranch Sunday in Goodrich, the Houston Chronicle reported. Goodrich is about an hour northeast of Houston.

"We think this is the gator that ate one of our miniature horses several years ago," said Cochran, who just happens to be the newly elected mayor of nearby Livingston. "As big as this gator was, he could've easily eaten it."

The pond where she killed the beast is the same one where her grandson, then 5, felled a gator nine years ago.

Polk County is one of only 12 in Texas with an alligator hunting season, she said, and its limits gave her barely a 20-day window to take care of business, between Sept. 10-30. Permits and tags had to be procured, and hunters are mandated to first catch the animals on a hook.

As a public official, she wanted to let people know she followed the rules.

Source: thestar.com

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