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44 lb 5 year old kid "1", 800 lb alligator "0"

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  1. Brian in Oregon

    Brian in Oregon Well-Known Member

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    http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,559103,00.html<br>
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    Texas-born Simon Hughes, 5, doesn’t look intimidating. But put a gun in his hands and pit him against an 800-pound alligator and it’s a different story.<br>
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    Simon's been training to handle a gun since he was just 4, his dad told MyFOXHouston — and it's a good thing, too, or else he could've gotten hurt by the mega-gator that wound up on the Hughes family ranch.<br>
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    The huge alligator bit into a baited hook in a marsh on the property, coming face-to-face with Simon. The boy reacted with lightning speed, grabbing his gun and shooting the reptile in the head.<br>
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    "It come out, the biggest alligator I've ever seen," Simon told MyFOXHouston. "He did his death roll."<br>
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    The reptile was nearly 20 times the 3-foot, 44-pound boy’s size. It didn't survive the shooting.<br>
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    His dad Scott Hughes said there's a reason he started training his son, who is in kindergarten, to shoot guns at such an early age.<br>
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    "Everything on the ranch will either bite you or stick you," he told MyFOXHouston.<br>
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    (Apparently the gun used was a single shot break action .410, ammo was a slug.)
     
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    44 lb 5 year old kid

    I smell a set up....
     
  3. KEYBEAR

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    221 Check your pants
     
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    Hmm, now it's a .410 with birdshot. He must have been close.
     
  5. Bruce Specht

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    Is this called chumming?
     
  6. K-GUNS

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    The gator was caught on a hook and they were in a row boat-kid shot him in head,just behind the eye.

    Thats what the news on TV said.
     
  7. tcr1146

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    And where was Papa?! Are they trying to tell me that the kid carries a .410 without parents around?! Whatever! Tom Rhoads
     
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    His father was in the boat with him.They have a large ranch in Texas,with a lake. They had bait on a hook,the gator took it and the were trying to get him close to the boat,then the kid shot it-Pappa was there for back up.
     
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