Louisiana Game & Fish: In the Swamps: The Business & Conservation of Gator Hunting
With the potato rake I probed the murky water, feeling for the rope. I finally located and raised it out of the water, then hesitantly grabbed hold of the line. Hand-over-hand I slowly made progress in bringing closer what was providing resistance at the other end.
I was pretty sure that it was an alligator and not just a massive heap of grass and moss. The unknown was, how large of a gator.