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Three Extension specialists go gator hunting, and this happened

This is a different type of collaboration, and, heck, it is a 13-foot gator.


They didn’t want to waste the tag on a small alligator, but they didn't expect this.

Many folks would have moved the measuring tape one and a half inches and called it 13 feet, but to be scientifically honest, the gator measured 12 feet, 10 and a half inches.

Dr. Mark Abney, UGA Extension peanut entomologist, Dr. Phillip Roberts, UGA Extension cotton entomologist, and Dr. Guy Collins, NC State Extension cotton agronomist, have been going gator hunting together during Georgia’s legal hunting season for several years. Call’em the Southeast Extension Gator Hunting Team. They bagged the monster Aug. 24 at Lake Seminole on the Georgia-Florida line.

We don’t usually bring you stories like this. When we speak with Extension specialists, we typically present recommendations to improve crop production and growers’ bottom lines, or about Extension collaborations on projects to help solve agricultural issues. This is a different type of collaboration, and, heck, it is a 13-foot gator.

We figured it was best to let Abney tell the story. It was his tag they used. We didn’t have to twist his arm to talk about it. More pictures of the hunt and results are in the video.

Enjoy and thanks for reading and watching.

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