who whacked a 'gator
The huge alligator bit into a baited hook in a marsh on the property, coming face-to-face with Simon. The boy reacted with lightning speed, grabbing his gun and shooting the reptile in the head.
"It come out, the biggest alligator I've ever seen," Simon told MyFOXHouston. "He did his death roll."
The reptile was nearly 20 times the 3-foot, 44-pound boy’s size. It didn't survive the shooting.
Said gator being converted to dinner. The article doesn't say, but I'm guessing a .22. Which makes it both a good and very lucky shot.(Update: in comments I'm informed it was a .410)
Then he points us to a near-death experience with a bit of hot sauce:
The pain started out mildly, but I knew from past experience that this would build to a delightful fiery sensation. I was even looking forward to it. But the moment soon passed. In a matter of seconds I was in agony. After maybe a minute I was frightened that I might die. After five I was frightened that I might not.
Damn. I think I'll skip this stuff.