Texas Grandma Kills 12-Foot Alligator to Avenge Pet Miniature Horse

Animal lovers may have some serious mixed feelings about this story, but everyone can enjoy hearing about a badass grandma who is also a mayor.

Years ago, a Texas grandmother's pet miniature horse vanished, and she long suspected that a particularly large alligator was the culprit.

Now, the grandmother — who is also her town's mayor — has exacted revenge by luring and killing a 12 foot alligator.

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Judy Cochran only needed to fire a single shot to end the life of the 12-foot-long, 580 pound alligator on her ranch in Goodrich, Texas.

Cochran explains that this was no random alligator killing — it was personal.

"We think this is the gator that ate one of our miniature horses several years ago," Cochran explains.

"As big as this gator was," she says. "He could've easily eaten it."

She may have only needed one bullet to do the deed, but the preparation actually took a lot more doing.

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Texas has its reputation, but it isn't The Purge. Or Florida. They have laws.

Cochran explains that Polk County, where she lives, allows only a narrow window for anyone wishing to hunt an alligator.

Sunday, September 16, falls within the September 10 – 20 window.

Additionally, she had to obtain a permit and the appropriate tags. Additionally, Texas law requires someone intending to shoot an alligator to first capture their intended victim on a hook.

Cochran did just that. As she explains: "We don't just go to the ranch and hunt a gator."

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This year, Cochran became the mayor of the nearby town of Livingston.

She was in a meeting when her son-in-law informed her that she needed to head home, because the alligator had been snared.

They had tried a number of baits, including a pig's liver. What finally worked was a seasoned raccoon carcass.

She couldn't just abandon her job, so she finished work and then headed to the ranch where she fired the shot that ended the hooked alligator's life.

Cochran fired the shot using her Winchester .22 Magnum.

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She plans to mount the alligator head in her office.

The rest will not go to waste, as she plans to enjoy the alligator's meat for food and the hide for boots.

It is worth noting that she slew this alligator at the same spot where, nine years ago, her then-5-year-old grandson slew a slightly larger gator.

He achieved a measure of viral fame at the time, even appearing on talk shows.

it is expected that Cochran, who recently became a great-grandmother, will do the same. But she may be too busy being mayor.

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Obviously, there are issues with this story that make it controversial.

It sounds like alligators eating the miniature horse was just a theory, and even if so, difficult to pin on this particular alligator.

it is also, well, strange for anyone to seek revenge on an alligator.

A lot of people find it alarming that anyone is letting a 5-year-old hold a gun, let alone use one to kill something for fun.

Finally, some people are just surprised that this story didn't take place in Florida.

Texas grandma kills 12 foot alligator to avenge pet miniature ho

Texas Woman Arrested for Biting Off Fellow Party Goer’s Nose

Attention, Florida Woman:

You suddenly are facing some stiff competition from Texas Woman, something that would have seemed unimaginable just a few days ago.

But then the following story hit…

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According to an ABC affiliate in Texas, a woman named Jessica Collins was arrested last Wednesday night after she got very drunk at a party and then bit off a fellow attendee’s nose because she was asked to leave.

The incident took place in the town of Conroe, where authorities explain that Collins, a woman with whom she was staying and the neighbor of this second woman all went out to a bar.

Later, they continued their little party at the third woman’s house.

In the police report, this third woman is simply identified as “Tatiana.”

Once the trio were at Tatiana’s home, Collins reportedly asked for more alcohol.

But she was denied and then asked to leave, as Tatiana determined Collins had already had plenty to drink.

This, authorities say, is when Collins grew angry, beligerant and violent, attacking Tatiana and actually biting off her nose.

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Tatiana said Collins grabbed her by the hair and tossed her to the ground and that it all happened too quickly for her to fight back.

“All I [can] remember is the taste of blood in my mouth,” Tatiana, told KTRK-TV, adding:

“I was screaming, like, ‘I don’t have a nose! I’m 28 years old and I don’t have a nose anymore!”

Tatiana added to ABC that she passed out numerous times and didn’t realize her nose was injured until she was in the ambulance.

This entire scenario may seem funny to some readers, but it’s actually quite sad and disturbing.

Tatiana needs plastic surgery, within two weeks if she wants her nose to look the same, but she does not have health insurance.

As a result, some friends have started a GoFundMe page; and it has already raised $ 17,000 to help Tatiana afford the procedure.


My friend was attacked by a mentally unstable person last week, when me friend asked her to leave her property, instead of leaving, the lady lunged at my friend, biting off her nose and swallowing it, reads the page, continuing:

Because of the missing piece was never recovered, my friend now needs reconstructive plastic surgery. But if she doesn’t have it within 2 weeks, the wound would start to heal and the surgery would be more complicated (according to the doctor).

Unfortunately, my friend doesn’t have medical insurance and the doctor is requesting payment upfront. The surgery costs $ 12,000, but there isn’t a price for the emotional and bodily damage my friend is enduring.

Any help you can provide is greatly appreciated.

Collins, 41, has been charged with assault-bodily injury.

She was released on bond on Monday.