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Texas Grandma Gets Revenge, Shoots 12-foot Gator She Says Killed Her Miniature Horse


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Judy Cochran, 73, can list the following amongher accomplishments: great-grandmother, mayor of Texas town and hunting down a 12-foot gator.

Cochran, who lives in Polk County, about 60 miles northeast of Houston, had a vendetta against a gator in her neck of the woods. About three years ago, a gator got hold of her miniature horse and Cochran has been seeking revenge ever since.

On Sunday, she finally caught the bastard. In line with Polk County's hunting season for alligators, Cochran grabbed her gun and shot down a 12-foot, 580-pound gator she believes was responsible for her horse's death.

Cochran has already taken the gator to her local taxidermist. She told the Fort Worth Star-Telegram that she plans to mount the head and scaly part of the gator's back in her mayor's office, eat the meat, and make boots from the rest of the skin.

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