Joe Houston displays the mouth and throat of the 12-foot gator he and his nephew Scott captured in Georgetown recently.
The gator hunt that almost wasn't

Joe Houston and his nephew Scott almost didn’t have any proof they had ever been gator hunting.

A series of miss-steps and misfires almost cost them the biggest gator they’d ever seen, but the two Chester men have evidence they did actually go gator hunting – about 600 lbs. of evidence. The two men hunted and brought in a gator on the Waccamaw River that was 12 ½-feet long.