The recent post on the Bowie Knife neglected to mention that Jim and Rezin Bowie were gator hunters. They would have been proud to nail down this beast:
A group of Mississippi hunters have broken the state record for the longest alligator ever captured in the state with a 14-foot-3-inch reptile weighing just over 800 pounds.
Hunters Tanner White, Don Woods, Will Thomas and Joey Clark of Red Antler Processing, a game processing and hunting store, worked together to nab the huge gator, according to an August 26 Facebook post from the company.
The Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks confirmed in a social media post the 14-footer had broken the state record for “longest alligator harvested.”
Netflix is dropping a new doc on espionage on November 8. The footage alone looks spectacular, and I am particularly interested in the chapter on Tora Bora and the failed attempted to get Osama bin Laden at the outset of the GWOT.
Looks like they’re going to delve into the ride into battle on horseback… Cue the Corb Lund…
Today I ride with Special Forces
On those wily Afghan horses
Dostum’s Northern Alliance give their thanks
I am currently engaged with Jonathan Maberry’s Pine Deep Trilogy, horror stories set in Pennsylvania. It struck me that Pennsylvania is a a great setting for horror, because it’s got an exceptionally dark history. The bloodiest battle of the American Civil War was fought on its bucolic farmland, and the forests of the backcountry saw decades of terror from the French and Indian War through the American Revolution.