Five-year-old boy kills alligator 20 times his size


Some hunters are just born lucky. There are some who go a lifetime dreaming of that big kill. Then there’s Simon Hughes, who shot dead a 12-foot alligator—while still in the first grade.

The five-year-old boy from Goodrich, Texas was on a hunting trip with his dad when they came across the massive reptile. He reacted with lightning speed when he saw the creature, and killed it with a single shot from his junior-sized .410-gauge shotgun.

Simon weighs about 40 pounds. The reptile weighs 800. That’s 20 times his size!

Many people were stunned to by this little guy’s big kill. The alligator is now at the taxidermist waiting to be mounted.