In Florida’s version of out of the frying pan and into the fire, 20-year-old Bryan Zuniga was pulled over by Tampa Bay police while driving on a suspended license when he decided to make a run for it — or actually, a swim for it. He ducked under a fence and swam across a lake figuring the far shore was a safe place to rest. He was wrong.
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The alligator market fluctuates every year, and so do the fortunes of the hunters who rely on selling wild alligators to make their living. The market hit a high $40/f ft. rate for gators in the late 80′s and dipped to an unsustainable $13/ ft. for the same size gator in 2010, but things have been getting slowly better. Read on to see how the market was for alligators this year.
Alligator hunter Tom Candies will be joining the cast of Swamp People Season 4 along with partner ZZ Loupe, a 16-year-old fellow alligator hunter who made his memorable pop culture debut in a 2004 episode of Trading Spouses when he was only 8! We don’t know much yet about Tom, but ZZ is no stranger to the public eye. Read on for photos, videos, and more on this remarkable teenage swamper.
Jeromy Pruitt and David La Dart are one of the new gator hunting teams joining the Swamp People cast for Season Four. They’re known for catch and release gator hunting (which, apparently sometimes involves wrestling!) and for using all sorts of unconventional tools and strategies for hunting gators in the old fashioned “choot ‘em” in the head sort of way.
Meet two of the new alligator hunters featured on Season Four of Swamp People: T-Roy Broussard and Harlan “Bigfoot” Hatcher. These two Texans may be new to Louisiana, but they are old timers when it comes to alligator hunting. They’re bringing Texas pride right into Troy Landry’s back yard this season.
On Wednesday morning Trapper Joe of Swamp People fame was arrested in Orange County, FL on charges of assault and battery. Additional details have emerged and the allegations in the police report are disturbing. See Trapper Joe’s mug shot, read the violent act a witness claimed to have seen and what his girlfriend told the cops about what instigated their argument.
Reality television lost one of its most eccentric characters yesterday when 47-year-old Swamp People star Mitchell Guist passed away Monday after reportedly suffering a seizure on his boat in St. Martin Parish along the Belle River. Keep reading to watch a local TV station’s video report on his passing, including interviews with friends and family as well as excerpts from the 911 calls placed by those on the scene.
Swamp People star Mitchell Guist died this morning. Assumption Parish Sheriff Mike Waguespack tells WBRZ the incident occurred around 9 a.m. in St. Martin Parish along the Belle River. Law enforcement sources tell TMZ “someone tried to perform CPR on Guist … but attempts to resuscitate the reality star were unsuccessful.” Friends close to Guist tell the site he had recently fallen ill, but there are no further details at this time.
UPDATE - According to law enforcement sources, Glenn was out in his boat along the Belle River … when he “fell.” Witnesses say he appeared to have been suffering from a seizure.
Swamp People stars, Joe LaFont and Tommy Chauvin were in a serious multi-vehicle accident on April 30th, but they are both doing fine . . . thanks to a boat . . . on a trailer. Their truck was totaled in the accident, but things would have been much worse, according to Joe, if the car behind them hadn’t been towing a boat on a trailer behind it.
The Season 3 premiere of Swamp People revealed that alligator prices sky rocketed in 2011, creating a gold rush of sorts in the swamps of Louisianna. Find out just how much the prices increased with our foot-by-foot alligator pricing chart, and see our estimates of what some of the stars will be binging in if they’re able to fill all of their tags. Who knows, maybe all the thrills and the $$$ will have you thinking about buying a boat, some hooks, and a bunch of rotten chicken and trying your luck with a new summer job!