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Big Gator killed in Sulphur

By Adam Hooper - bio | email

SULPHUR, LA (KPLC) - Rodney Duhon said after an alligator, that had been living in a bayou in his backyard for years, attacked his dog, he knew something had to be done. Rodney along with a friend managed to shoot the gator. It took a tractor to drag the 800 lb., 13' 2" gator from the bayou.

The whole family decided to join in on the process. As it turns out the backyard gator is setting some records this year.

" They tell us we got the biggest one in Louisiana, as of this year. I am sure there are some bigger ones, but we got the biggest one right now," said Rodney Duhon.

Rodney brought the big gator's corpse to Steve German's taxidermy shop. He is giving each of his grandchildren a claw, and plans to mount the head on his wall. 

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