July 27th, 2010
06:01 PM ET

Fisherman catches alligator 'feeding frenzy' on video

"I ain't never seen so many gators in my life."

Ray Cason's biggest catch earlier this month, when he went fishing at Stephen C. Foster State Park in the Okefenokee Swamp in southeast Georgia, was two videos that have made a splash on Facebook and YouTube. As of Tuesday afternoon they had garnered nearly 75,000 page views.

One of the videos looks like something out of an "Animal Planet" special. Alligator heads bob on the surface while others, in the background, gyrate and thrash in the water as they snap at mudfish, also known as bowfin.

The alligators are jammed in a canal perhaps 30 feet wide.


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  1. Smith in Oregon

    Rednecks are slowly waking up to the fact that a very large amount of aquatic life has disappeared, gone, died and over harvested by Republican led corporations that do not care one iota about anyone and anything beyond their profit margins.

    Thousands of dead penguins washing up on Brazil's shorelines with absolutely empty stomachs resulting from Republican led corporate commercial fishing fleets moving from the Gulf of Mexico to the coast of South America and over harvesting everything they could bring in. The migrating penguins couldn't even find enough fish to survive.

    The laughter by the Rednecks at such aggression by species trying to merely survive is short lived when they themselves suddenly realize they to are in that struggle to merely survive what tomorrow brings them.

    July 27, 2010 at 6:42 pm | Report abuse |
    • David20720

      ‘Smith’, you are a moron. The penguins died from starvation due to the unusually cold weather and water temperatures has led to a decline in their normal sources of food.

      Please remove your tin foil hat.

      July 28, 2010 at 4:40 am | Report abuse |
  2. Sick of dirty obama

    Smith in Oregon,

    If you want to live a pre-industrial lifestyle, then pack your (all cloth) bags and cllimb a little higher up the treehouse that you probably live in. Of course don't bring your laptop or smartphone with you, because the lithium batteries in those devices will poison the earth when you dispose of them, and you will want to avoid all of the CO2 'pollution' that is created from the electricity required to run them – the rest of us will be happy because we won't have to read your ignorant, bigoted posts anymore.

    Better yet, why don't you minimize the CO2 'pollution' that you create alltogether and choose not to exhale anymore than necesary – we don't want to hear your drivel.

    You sound like the idiot environmentalists who come up with idiotic ideas that hurt regular people, like pushing pesticide bans to save a few frogs that resulted in millions of deaths in Africa from malaia and related disease that you easily be avoided by using technology and products invented by 'Republican led corporations.'

    No one wants to hear your BS

    July 27, 2010 at 11:14 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Just me

    Smith you are stupid....David is correct. Oh by the way aren't you using electricity to power your computer to post stupid bull? Maybe you should take your own advise and climb in a treehouse. Geeeeeeez

    July 28, 2010 at 8:21 am | Report abuse |
  4. Theo Shaw

    lithium batteries are very expensive but they are very lightweight:,`

    October 4, 2010 at 1:29 pm | Report abuse |