Jacksonville man snags 11-foot alligator
POSTED: Tuesday, June 24, 2014 - 7:12pm
UPDATED: Monday, June 30, 2014 - 11:34am
Jacksonville, Texas (KETK) — A Jacksonville businessman bagged a big one Monday morning in eastern Cherokee County.
According to the Jacksonville Daily Progress, Randy Tennison, owner of Heath & Heath Hardware, caught the reptile at a lake in Ponta, Texas, near Highway 204. He plans to harvest the 11-footer's tail and sell the skin. The rest of the gator's fate has not been decided.
Tennison told the Daily Progress he already has a 10-foot alligator mounted from four years ago.
If you are wondering why the lake dweller doesn't look too imposing, please note Tennison is 6 feet 6 inches tall.