Less than four days into Mississippi’s alligator season and already two record-breaking swamp dragons have surfaced.
Sunday morning found Dustin Brockman of Vicksburg, Miss., his brother, and friend return to the dock with a massive 727-pound, 13-foot, 4.5-inch lizard. The previous record holder weighed a wimpy 697.5 pounds.
“We chased him for about two hours,” Dustin told NBC News. “Then we got a shot on him.”
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A man who was born without arms is on the brink of qualifying for the 2012 Paralympic Summer Games … in archery.
Matt Stutzman, a 28-year-old from Iowa, taught himself how to shoot a bow with his feet just two years ago. He fell in love with bowhunting and shooting and his love quickly turned into an obsession. After attending shooting camps and practicing religiously for three hours a day he as become a bona fide sharp shooter.
Here's the video showing how Matt does it. You can see for yourself how accurate he is.
Last month Matt made the Para United States Archery Team and if he finishes in the top three in team trials next year he'll qualify for the 2012 Paralympic Summer Games. He might be the only competitive archer in the world who shoots with his feet (most para archers shoot with one arm or use prosthetics).