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Lawyer Goes In For The Kill

Alligator hunter was a novice until he was granted a rare permit to find and kill formerly endangered reptiles in South Georgia waters

, Daily Report


After much patience and several tries, Matthew Ericksen got his gator. For several years the attorney for Gray, Rust, St. Amand, Moffett & Brieske has hunted alligators in Lake Seminole, in the southwest corner of Georgia on the Florida state line.

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What's being said

  • Glen

    Poor gator, didn‘t stand a chance.. All you have is a trophy of a skull. He must have fought for his life.. Not much integrity is this... Where is the rest of the dead body? Did you cook it?

  • Paul S. Liston

    As a University of Florida graduate, I have developed a kindred spirit with Gators. From a distance, of course. The story about Matthew Ericksen‘s tracking and killing of the gator reminds me of the man recently put to death over a two-hour period. I hope future gator-killers use their skills to make sure death is swift and painless rather than the long, drawn out and surely painful way the gator in the story met his end.

  • Alli Gator

    Am I the only one who feels bad for the alligator?

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