Saturday, January 31, 2009

Hog Hunting Florida Style!

his is how we do things here in Florida:

Dang! My leash broke!
Not sure who to credit this photo to.

When you're bored let me know!

Albert A Rasch
The Hunt Continues...


Bob said...

See? Even gators like bacon, although they prefer it raw...

The Suburban Bushwacker said...

Do you hunt 'gators too?

NorCal Cazadora said...

Oh. My. God.

Albert A Rasch said...


I catch and release. Far more sporting! The catching isn't hard... It's the release that can get hairy!

One of these days I'm going to get a license for one. I'm going totally old school. I'll have my buddy Todd at Primitive Pointhand forged me a harpoon head, I'll get the shaft and mount The harpoon myself. Do some knotwork like Stormdrane, and add the lines. Then pirogue and pushpole at night, with a pine pitch torch. Nothing less than a ten footer.

Now that's living!


Brigid said...

When you talk about harpoon, I think of the old Boston Whalers where they'd hook the whale, and then it'd go plowing off into the sea, dragging them helplessly behind. It was known I believe, as the "Nantucket Sleigh Ride".

I now have this mental image like that, but with the gator. . .

Rod McBellanic said...

Thanks for visiting. Any friend of Othmar's is a friend of mine. Happy to be aboard in the Chronicles. I'll add you to my list of good folks at The Wild Side and on my site
Could you return the favor?
Chad "Rod McBellanic"

GoGo said...

....This pic adds new meaning to "fast food take-out."


Anonymous said...

That thing looks bigger than my wife's car. I think I would need a bigger gun.

Deer Passion said...

Seriously.. That kinda freaks me out...

Albert A Rasch said...

Howdy folks!

And he's not that big, I figure from the picture that he's only about 8 foot give or take, hard to tell because of the angle.

If you know how you can rope 'em and ride them across the canals...

Just kidding!

Next time SBW's in town, I'll have to invite him to catch a gator or two. THAT should make for a great story!


The Suburban Bushwacker said...

Hunting! Gators!! With a Harpoon!!! With The Chief Chronicler Himself!!!!

Count me in.

PS It would be so great if Todd made the harpoon as its through Primitive Point that I first read TROC.

Native said...

Sat and watched a Gator one time, eat a loggerhead.
Loggerhead must have been at least 100 to 120 lbs.

Cracked him like we would a corn nut and sounded kinda' the same as well.
Actually, sounded like when you turn your engine off and slowly coast down a rocky road, and the popping sound which your tires occasionally make when you go over a larger than normal rock.

Muffled and crunchy!

People have no idea just how powerful them jaws really are.

Phillip said...

Hey, that's my secret hog hunting weapon!

How'd he get back down there? He's supposed to be locked up, getting hungry!