October 28, 2016 at 2:44am
I was in grand isle this past monday and tuesday, trying to gig some flounder. My buddy and I were on the beach/elmers side of gustav cut. I went towards the beach, he went towards the bay. I was about 15yds to the right, of where the end of the rocks, on the caminada pass side of elmers, meet the beginning of the point. I was looking down, focused on finding a flounder. I was almost back on land, when I nearly stepped on a 9ft gator. He was between myself, and the beach. I was only in ankle deep water, if that is any indication, of how close we came to each other. I was close enough, to see the change in his eye/pupil size, as my flashlight passed across his head. In the 25yrs Ive been going to grand isle,I have never seen a gator, much less one that was this big. To anyone who is floundering around the cut, or in the bay behind elmers, keep a heads up. This was a big gator!!