On September 28, Robert Hennis, his son Joel, Rev. John Benandini Jr. and Tommy Strawn pulled the giant reptile from Turtle Bayou, near Anahuk in Chambers County, Texas.
we'd see it, and then we wouldn't see it again until the season was over. This time it bit. Wrong hook. "
They somehow used the bayou mullet to catch the elusive creature - which was behind Robert's house. It took four 800-pound paracords to bring the gator to the surface of the water.
Much of the meat harvested from the gators, brought to Porter's Processing, a wild game processing farm in Anahuac, is donated to local church parishioners.
Joel and his father took about 10 pounds of meat from the alligator's jowls and mounted the entire body from its carcass.