Wanna go Water Skiing on Lake Wiess Alabama ?
This aligator was taken by a helicopter flying over the Lake! That has to be a HUGE aligator to have a whole deer in his mouth!
What do you think? Are you ready to go skiing on Wiess Lake?! If you ski at the west end of the lake try not to fall.
This picture was taken by a helicopter flying over Lake Wiess about 90 miles north of Birmingham , Alabama ...
The helicopter pilot and the game warden were in communication via radio's here is a transcript of their conversation.
'Air1 have you a visual on the aligator, over'
'Approaching inlet now, over'
'Gator sighted.. Looks like the aligator has a small animal in its mouth.. moving in, over'
'Holy Crap it's a Deer!'
'Confirm Air1.. did you say Deer?, Over'
'Roger.. a Deer in its mouth.. looks like a full sized buck.. that's a big aligator, we are going to need more men, Over'
'Roger Air1.. can you give me a idea on size of animal, over'
'Its big 25 feet at least, please advise aligator is heading to inlet.. do I pursue?, over'
That has to be a HUGE aligator to have a whole deer in its mouth!
The deer was later found to be a mature Stag and was measured at 11 feet!
The aligator was found between Centre and Leesburg, Alabama, near a house ! Game wardens were forced to shoot the aligator
Anita and Charlie Rogers could hear the bellowing in the night.
Their neighbors had been telling them that they had seen a mammoth aligator in the waterway that runs behind their house, but they dismissed the stories as exaggerations.
'I didn't believe it,' Charles Rogers said, but they realized the stories were, if anything, understated.
Alabama Parks and Wildlife game wardens had to shoot the aligator.