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Swamp People. They Hook Alligators and Viewers!
Associated Content/ Yahoo ^ | August 30th, 2010 | Sherry Tomfeld

Posted on 08/30/2010 8:30:11 AM PDT by stillafreemind

Visualize a huge (7-12 foot) alligator coming to the top of the water thrashing and rolling. A man has a hold on the line that the hook and alligator are on. These alligators are ranging from 500- 1,000+ pounds. The fight between man and alligator is breathtaking to me.

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TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Miscellaneous; Outdoors; TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: alligators; hunt; people; swamp
I've watched Swamp People. I love Troy and his sons!
1 posted on 08/30/2010 8:30:15 AM PDT by stillafreemind
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To: stillafreemind
do they have gator tail recipes?
2 posted on 08/30/2010 8:33:08 AM PDT by Cowman (How can the IRS seize property without a warrant if the 4th amendment still stands?)
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To: stillafreemind

Loved it, I’m hooked.


3 posted on 08/30/2010 8:35:09 AM PDT by Clint N. Suhks (Palin: Obama lacks 'the cojones' to tackle immigration! (Palin/Cheney 2012)
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To: stillafreemind

I know some swamp people, they have a few spots to take invading muslims..welcome to the swamp ..
nothing like cruising up a Florida river in the back woods and seeing 10 gators piled on each other like logs, imagine the mooselimb invader meat they could handle..


4 posted on 08/30/2010 8:35:19 AM PDT by aeonspromise
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To: Cowman

Southern deep fried, or baked, with some cajun seasonings, gaaaawranteed..


5 posted on 08/30/2010 8:36:42 AM PDT by aeonspromise
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To: stillafreemind

Hate to say it but Billy the Exterminator, American Pickers and now Swamp People are my favorite shows. Funny, I have no idea what the “Network” shows are. Between NFL and Discovery, I have no additional TV viewing pattern.


6 posted on 08/30/2010 8:42:48 AM PDT by equalitybeforethelaw
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To: stillafreemind

Watching it on my DVR right now. Great program!


7 posted on 08/30/2010 8:51:02 AM PDT by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: equalitybeforethelaw

I used to watch American Pickers, but how many times can you watch guys make a big fuss over buying rusty old signs and oil cans on which they make maybe a $50 profit?


8 posted on 08/30/2010 8:53:55 AM PDT by Hacklehead (Liberalism is the art of taking what works, breaking it, and then blaming conservatives.)
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To: stillafreemind

Am I the only one that remembers when they used to have history on the History Channel?


9 posted on 08/30/2010 8:57:24 AM PDT by Non-Sequitur
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To: Non-Sequitur

LOL..well it’s kind of like alligator hunting history in the modern age.

Seriously, my husband is/was a fan of the History Channel and has lamented the same thing.


10 posted on 08/30/2010 9:00:45 AM PDT by stillafreemind
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To: Non-Sequitur

I remember when it was the History channel. Then they went to the space aliens channel and area 51, the flying saucers, then they went to the Green channel with all of their disaster shows,The world flooding Earth withoug humans, funny everything was left alive but humans, like that could happen, now they are on the reality kick.

I do like the Pawn shop and Pickers though.


11 posted on 08/30/2010 9:05:41 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: aeonspromise

Gator
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b8IqSIw1P0I&feature=related


12 posted on 08/30/2010 9:06:42 AM PDT by Deaf Smith
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To: equalitybeforethelaw

We’ve been waiting for some more Billy the spider man.....


13 posted on 08/30/2010 9:06:45 AM PDT by ErnBatavia (It's not the Obama Administration....it's the "Obama Regime".)
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To: Venturer

I’ll confess that I like Pawn Stars as well, but Pickers leaves me cold. As someone else pointed out, how many times can you get thrilled at a $10 profit on a rusty sign? History Channel used to be my evening refuge, but many nights nothing on it interests me anymore.


14 posted on 08/30/2010 9:10:48 AM PDT by Non-Sequitur
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To: Deaf Smith

Burt’s chewing gum should be nominated for best supporting actor.


15 posted on 08/30/2010 9:21:37 AM PDT by stainlessbanner
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To: stillafreemind

The wife and I watched all the episodes of Pickers and Swamp People yesterday. They are just funny and interesting on so many levels. They also start great conversations between us. I like the shows but I also understand they are not everybody’s cup of tea.

As to the History Channel in general, I can recall when everybody on this forum was calling it the Hitler Channel and complaining. I’d love to see more real history programs of every type but the problem is they might not draw the eyeballs it takes to get sponsors to pay the bills.


16 posted on 08/30/2010 9:32:53 AM PDT by T-Bird45 (It feels like the seventies, and it shouldn't.)
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To: stillafreemind

One channel up on the Comcast dial, there was one of those phony lost-in the-wild shows, set in Australia. It was fun to flip back and forth, seeing gators dispatched with a head shot here, and watching some phony run for his life over there.

It was more fun than watching the Beckel brothers on Hannity, juxtaposed with Discovery’s episode on cosmic collisions.


17 posted on 08/30/2010 9:56:29 AM PDT by Stalwart
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To: Non-Sequitur

They ran out of history and have bumped into reality TV.


18 posted on 08/30/2010 10:13:27 AM PDT by dangerdoc
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To: equalitybeforethelaw

I see Billy regularly around town.

Nice as can be.


19 posted on 08/30/2010 1:02:40 PM PDT by Busta Rhymes
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To: stillafreemind
My whole family likes it, going to watch lastnights version tonight. Beware them swamp women though ...








20 posted on 08/30/2010 1:10:20 PM PDT by Scythian
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21 posted on 08/30/2010 1:14:33 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: stillafreemind

New episode in an hour. Troy is de Man!!! And what’s with Bruce? He is very smart in that he cures the gator hides with salt to wait for the best price but then he goes out hunting gators by himself. Stupid.


22 posted on 09/07/2010 6:18:03 PM PDT by PJ-Comix (Taking it to the next level with coupons)
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