View Full Version : 16 year old cheerleader goes hunting for an alligator and catches a big one

09-16-2009, 01:00 PM
PELION, S.C. A local cheerleader spent part of her weekend on a boat hunting of all things, alligators and she came back with a big one.

Cammie Colin, 16, helped catch a gator that was 10 feet, 5 inches long and weighed 353 pounds.

The Pelion teen was on a boat with family and friends in a swampy area near the town of Santee and caught the reptile.

The group used a fishing pole to both lure the gator and drag him close to their boat.

"I was very shocked when it got to the boat that it was that size," Cammie said.

link (http://www.usatoday.com/news/offbeat/2009-09-15-cheerleader-gator_N.htm?csp=34)

09-16-2009, 01:19 PM
we used to do that in gainesville all the time. if the fish weren't bitin, we would just cast out with only bobbers attached. the gators would just come over and grab a hold. we would reel them in right to the shore - no struggle - and they would usually just let go when they ran out of water. it got scary a few times b/c we were typically drunk and not using the best judgment. good times.