You never know what ya might catch on a day of alligator hunting.
And one alligator hunter out of South Carolina landed a gator that they’ll never forget for the rest of their lives.
It all went down on September 30th in Ravenel, South Carolina. The gator hunter brought in an 11-footer to Cordray’s, a meat processing business in Ravenel.
11-footer? Yeah, that’s a pretty good sized beast if I must say so myself. However, what really caught the eye of the hunters and those working inside Cordray’s was the fact that there was a fully formed 3×3 antler from a whitetail buck deer stuck in the gator’s mouth.
Cordray’s wrote on their Facebook page on Monday:
“Talk about a mouth full! This old 11′ gator had a deer antler embedded in his lower jaw!”
According to Field & Stream, Cordray’s owner Michael Cordray captured the wild pics of the gator with the antler still lodged in the creature’s mouth, and then removed it.
The antler still appears to be attached to a bone, meaning that the deer was killed or scavenged by the gator, and wasn’t shed.