Man vs. Nature. It is one of humanity’s oldest stories as human kind enters the dark and terrifying morass of the beast — where laws are meaningless before the hunger of the beast as they try to square this horrifying world that God has built for them outside of the laws of man. It’s a terrifying ordeal. But this elderly great grandmother and Livingston, Texan mayor had no trouble dealign with it, it seems, when she shot and killed a 12 foot, 580 pound gator as revenge for eating her small horse. Uhh… good job, I guess.
The mayor’s name is Judy B. Cochran and she managed to kill the gator with one shot on her ranch in Goodrich, Texas. She recieved the proper permits and then just went and killed this creature who probably called the dinosaurs a contemporary. Why did she do it? Why did this great grandmother go after and hunt down this massive and terrifying beast? Why did she go about trying to destroy this terrifying animal? Well, according to a quote from Chron.com:
“We think this is the gator that ate one of our miniature horses several years ago, as big as this gator was, he could’ve easily eaten it. Typically the gators don’t bother us, but we’ve been looking for (this one).”
Sure. Isn’t this why Ahab hunted Moby Dick? Didn’t Moby Dick eat his tiny shetland pony “Truffles”? I believe the horse’s name was Truffles. I haven’t read the book in a while.
Now, shooting the gator was nothing new in this family, as, again, according to Chron.com, her five year old grandson also shot a massive gator in that same body of water a few years back. Only the elderly and the young can shoot gators though. Anyone else, and it’s not a cute story anymore, you know? Then you’re just a weirdo shooting animals.
Which again, is only justified if it’s revenge for a pony. Look, the morality here is confusing. Greater philosophers than I can figure it out.
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