Swamp PeopleSep 15th, 2011 | By Submitted | Category: Front Page
“That’s a big boy!” George Pridgeon, former Greenville Elementary School principal, shows off a 473-pound, 11-foot long alligator that he, his son Russ, his grandson, Jake, and his son-in-law, Paul Tart; got during the beginning of alligator hunting season. Pridgeon said that the gator was caught with a snatch hook. The toughness of the hide did not even allow the hook to penetrate the skin. The big boy was finished off with a harpoon and a bang stick. When the gator got to the surface, a snare was placed around his mouth. “You don’t want that thing opening,” Pridgeon said. Pridgeon said the location of the hunts was at “the Mule Pond.” More photos from the hunt can be viewed at the Greene Publishing, Inc. Facebook page.