High School girl bags an alligator

You know how there’s that thing where a high school girl gets picked up for her first date and the dad answers the door and he’s all like, stroking his shotgun, and tells the young lad, “you know what’s in store for you if you lay a hand on my daughter.”

Yeah, that probably isn’t the case for 16-year-old Cammie Colin of South Carolina.  It’s not that the cheerleader couldn’t get a date, it’s just that she killed a 10-ft. alligator with a crossbow as part of the state’s alligator lottery.  What I’m saying, is she can protect herself. 

Colin, at 5-foot 4-inches and 120 pounds, was the only person in her group authorized to shoot the 353-pound gator. The Lexington resident was with a guide, her father, an uncle and her brother in an 18-foot boat early Sunday in the headwaters of Lake Marion.

The crossbow fired an arrow with a line attached to it, so that when the arrow hit the gator the hunters and their boat were dragged by the animal for about an hour until it tired. At that point, the guide shot it through the head.

“My classmates were amazed,” The State reported Colin as saying. “They didn’t think I was serious about going gator hunting.”

I can only hope my non-existing daughter is this fierce.

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