The Pearl River flood made it possible for two Mississippi men to harvest an alligator that has eluded hunters for years and break the state record for longest female alligator.
It’s an alligator known as Yellow 410. It was tagged in 2009 and could be 75-100 years old.
It was the first season of alligator hunting for brothers Jim and Richie Denson of Madison and it didn’t start off well.
“We probably threw on five or six on Friday and couldn’t get hooked up,” Richie said. “We just didn’t know what we were doing.”
Saturday didn’t work out any better, but their luck changed on Sunday.