Revenge comes in all ages and sizes. One Texas city mayor exacted hers on an alligator after three long years of plotting.
Judy Cochran, mayor of Livingston, Texas, made headlines with her recent kill. A 12-foot alligator made the mistake of crossing paths with Cochran, as she had a huge grudge to settle with the gator.
Cochran believed the alligator killed a miniature horse right off her ranch.
“The horse just disappeared, so we’re thinking the gator got it,” Cochran told Fox 32 Chicago.
To lure the gator out of the water, she rigged up a dead raccoon to a hook and hung it above the water. Livingston resides in Polk County, one of 12 counties you are allowed to hunt an alligator, but only between September 10th through the 30th.
Cochran’s window was limited, and she was in meetings when the alligator was trapped.
“When Scott called, he said, we’ve got the big one, Nana, so come on down,” said Cochran. She then raced home to her ranch and used her Winchester .22 Magnum to secure the kill.
“BIG BOSS:” Livingston Mayor Judy B. Cochran took down this monster alligator. ?So what does she plan to do with it now? Watch➡️ https://t.co/PAYtnQCo4d @TPWDnews— Scylla Lopez (@ScyllaLopez) September 19, 2018
Side note: #Florida isn’t the only state with big gators. pic.twitter.com/ErSeS05GbU
However, Twitter was a split on Cochran’s kill, with some in support of a grandma taking it to a massive beast, while others were opposed to the mercy kill of a trapped animal.
"Don't mess with Nana," she said. https://t.co/toKwvzTLqz— Bridget Lappert (@blappert) September 19, 2018
Just a normal day in Texas...— Emily (@Emilywhi48) September 19, 2018
Steve Irwin would not approve. Poor alligator— Juliana Kane (@JulianaKaneXO) September 19, 2018
The thing was caught and on a leash first???? What a deceitful headline haha. This just makes it a slightly less humane kill really— r.z.b. (@rouzbeh84) September 19, 2018
She “believes” it killed her mini horse... no proof it was THAT one.— LaurenNicole✊??✌? (@Lstands4lovely) September 19, 2018
And also I love how she only purchased all her hunting gear and learned tactics and skills to hunt and kill for sport after her mini horse died. Oh wait...
lmao I simultaneously love and hate this lady— papaya (@kiixvx) September 19, 2018
“I said, ‘Don’t mess with Nana,'” Cochran said. “My grandchildren call me Nana.”