Hunters can process their own alligators or take them to a processor (usually state-registered). The meat, often from the tail and cheeks, is very good (its texture is a cross between pork and fish. Fried, it tastes like — yes, chicken). Gator hides are used for belts, shoes and boots, purses and more. Mackey said his co-workers "went bonkers" over the gator jerky he made. "I'd bring 20 pounds to work or on a deployment, and we'd wipe it out in an hour," he said.
Tastes like chicken
Nov. 24, 2008 - 03:16PM
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