Saturday, September 17, 2005

Texas Gatorfest tag team

The famous international blogger Fayrouz attended the Texas Gatorfest in Anahuac. Since we both happened to be there at the same time (it's ironic how these synchronicities happen), we decided to both post our images at the same time. Please check out her take on the event.

Yes, we tried fried alligator on a stick. No, I don't think we'll do so again.

Festival attendees watch as a nearly 13-foot-long alligator captured on a private lake by Larry Janik of El Campo weighs in at 508 pounds during the annual Texas Gatorfest at Fort Anahuac Park in Anahuac on Saturday, Sept. 17, 2005. The festival offers cash prizes to hunters for the largest alligators captured during the event. The 20-day alligator hunting season in Texas began Sept. 10.

Photos by Mark M. Hancock / © The Beaumont Enterprise

Beaver fur-lined gator-skin boots and golf shoes by Houston Custom Boots were among the alligator-based products on display during the Texas Gatorfest.

Fayrouz Hancock (left) gets covered in mud as Randal Breaux takes guests for an airboat ride through a wetlands habitat during the Texas Gatorfest.

Festival attendees scream on midway rides during the Texas Gatorfest.


Bryon Houlgrave said...

That dead gator must have made you a little happier. :-)

Mark M. Hancock said...

You're right. I'm not a gator fan. They aren't honorable creatures.

Mark M. Hancock said...

Originally posted September 19.