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5-year-old boy kills 800-pound alligator

October 1, 2009 12:00:00 AM PDT
A five-year-old boy in Texas bagged a hunting trophy estimated to be 20 times his size.Simon Hughes went hunting with his dad in Livingston, about 70 miles outside Houston. When they came across an alligator, the little boy sprung into action.

He grabbed his gun and shot and killed the 800-pound, 12-foot alligator.

The alligator Hughes killed was reportedly just five inches shorter than the Texas record. Hughes' now determined to hunt another alligator again.

"I wasn't even afraid," he said. "Next year I'm going to kill me a bigger alligator."