Oct 12, 2009 1:05 PM by Kate Mundy

Gator In Demand Ahead of LSU-Florida Game

Tiger fans are grabbing up gator meat ahead of Saturday's LSU-Florida football game.  It's a highly anticipated match-up between the two undefeated teams and Bayou Bengals fans are hungry for a win.

So this weekend, Tiger fans will literally, eat the enemy.  "Gator, fried gator, broiled gator, gator salad," said Prejean's Manager Teddy Belasky.
Alligator is the hot menu item of the week. "Gator special, gator on the house, gator anyway you like it," said Belasky.

The Henry family came all the way from South Carolina for the big match-up, and their pre-game activities included fueling up on the reptilian fare. "That's tiger bait," said LSU alumnus Brian Henry. "What does it taste like." we asked. Maymay Henry responded, "chicken."

Fans can taste the win and a number one ranking. "Number four shall be number one," said Belasky.

South of Abbeville, they're skinning gators, while fans rush to get their hands on fresh meat. The Vermilion Gator Farm has sold more gator meat this week than they do in an entire month. "We've done probably 300, 350 pounds this week," said Kevin Sagrera.

While tigers eat 'em up now, one die hard gator fan waits for his just desserts. "After tomorrow, they'll probably be sick to their stomachs," said Bob Beard.

We'll just have to wait and see.. Kickoff is at 7:00pm.


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