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BAYOU BLACK -- They fell to the concrete, lifeless and heavy, with a wet "thwap" sound that would make anyone with a delicate digestive disposition shiver and look away.
The alligator hunters, however, intently watched over the process with hands on hips or cigarettes dangling from lips as their kills -- the fall’s first harvest -- were hauled Wednesday into the Greenwood Gator Farm processing plant on Bayou Black.
"Today was actually pretty good," said Brent Cenac of Houma, manager of a hunting lodge owned by Plains All American Pipeline. "We ran 80 lines and picked up 26 gators: two 10-footers, several 8-footers. Overall, the length was real good."
But for some trappers, the hunt could always be better.
"We’re satisfied. We always wish for bigger," said Phillip Tabor Sr. of Thibodaux, who hauled in 28 gators with help from his son, Phillip Tabor Jr., his brother from Texas,
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