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After watching Swamp People episode 11 of season 6 called “Blood Moon”, three more people have bounty entries with only 24 hours left to go before the contest is over.

Liz and Justin were on this episode and brought in an 11’9″ alligator, beating their last entry by 1/2″.

Too bad for them, but R.J. and Jay Paul got an alligator that wasn’t measured yet, but that they seemed to feel was a great entry, and Jeromy and David caught a huge one which they measured in their boat right away. They measured it to be approximately 12′ 5″.

Both R.J./Jay Paul and David/Jeromy traveled to Mississippi to hunt since hunters are allowed to hunt all through the night. Since gators are active during the night, both parties felt like they’d have a good chance…. and they both did.

So unless someone catches something really huge in the next day, it looks like Jeromy and David have the best chance of winning.

Here are the top entries before the contest is over after next week’s episode:

Junior Edwards – 11′ 6.5″
Joe and Tommy – 10′ even
Liz & husband – 11′ 9″
Jacob & Chase – 11′ 2″
Troy & “Holdy” – 11′ 4″
David & Jeromy – 12′ 5″ (still needs to be measured at Johnny’s)
RJ & Jay Paul – have an entry, but still needs to be measured

Swamp People airs on History Channel at 9/8 Central Time and is an entertaining diversion.

Sure. Why not kill two birds with one stone? Breaking out of prison and giving an update on Swamp People have nothing to do with one another, but it is just what we wanted to do tonight.

First, breaking out of prison.

Yesterday, a prisoner escaped from a northern Virginia hospital. Around 7:00 am, he stole a car in Annandale, VA. Oddly enough, about 2 hours later, he stole another car right around the corner from where he stole the 1st car.

The police didn’t catch him for another 8-9 hours and they were looking in the wrong place completely. He was caught because someone recognized his face while on a bus in DC. They called the police and he was apprehended.

Well – this got us to thinking. We got to thinking, what would we do if we broke out of prison.

One thing we learned from the TV show “Prison Break” is that you have to find a way to disguise yourself. I mean the guys on that show for the most part just kept their exact same looks with the exception of one man who bleached his hair. But even he pretty much looked the same.

We thought we’d have to wear hoodies and always look down to avoid street and store cameras (face recognition you know) and we thought we’d have to wear fake glasses and do something with our hair. Then we thought about where we would go and how we would avoid both detection and the police.

As for travel, we knew we’d have to have a lot of outside help, like someone to meet you in a car or van right away, and a while later another person. Since most people wouldn’t be too keen on helping a criminal, you might have to ride a bike on a less-traveled path. If we had been this particular fellow, we’d have gone to the Potomac River and stolen a bike to ride on the C&O canal tow path. You can ride almost all the way to Pennsylvania and then you can switch to another trail almost to Pittsburgh. There’s hardly anyone on the path, either.

You could also steal some sunglasses and a helmet, so that you’d be even more disguised. But, once you got to Pennsylvania – what next? After only 5 minutes or so, we both decided that in the end, the whole ordeal would be just too stressful and that we would just go turn ourselves in :)

As far as the Swamp People $10,000 bounty goes, Liz and her husband, Justin, just took the lead from David and Jeromy. They brought in an 11′ 8.5″ gator on the last episode. Bruce also ruined his boat and so in addition to his new gun, he now has a new boat and it looks real nice. We still like this show even though we only really enjoy watching our favorite people and don’t much enjoy watching the rest. We usually go get something to eat when they are showing people we don’t like so much.

Okay – so that was some rambling on April 1st. Did anyone do an April Fool’s Day joke today?

After Episodes 5, “The Pirate of the Bayou” and 6, “Gator Slayer”, Junior Edwards is no longer in the lead.

Joe & Tommy brought in an 11′ 2.5″ gator – not big enough.

Troy & Holden caught a gator they called “Fatboy”. Weighed a lot, but he wasn’t very long so they didn’t enter him

Junior caught “Big John” but he was smaller than his 1st entry, so he also did not enter this catch. Theresa, his wife, has deserted him for a wild river otter, so Junior may be calling on Duggie again even though he doesn’t want to. He thinks Duggie is very weird – which he is, but he’s a good partner.

Liz and Justin caught “Goliath”, measuring 11′ 2″.

But the new winners are Jeromy & David. They caught a gator in Violet with a crab and it measured 11′ 7″, beating Junior’s gator by 1/2 inch.

We are increasingly sickened by all the stupid things the narrator calls the gators and think we are going to create a list if we get amazingly bored over spring break. And once again, we want to complain about the subtitles. Who the heck cannot understand these people? We really don’t get it.

Anyway, we’re sorry Junior is no longer in the lead, but glad for David & Jeromy since they lost money in Raceland.

Yesterday we watched the 5th episode of Swamp People, called “Feast or Fawn” and since we haven’t done an update on the $10,000 bounty in two weeks, we thought we’d do one today.

After the 5th episode, Junior Edwards is still in the lead to get the $10,000 bounty. These were the entries made over the two episodes:

Joe and Tommy: 10′ even

Liz & husband – 10′ 2″

Jacob & Chase – 11′ 2″

Troy & “Holdy” – 11′ 4″

A lot of the entries were close to the biggest, but not quite. Junior’s first entry, 11′ 6.5″, still beats all of the other entries. Anyway, we thought we’d mention just two things from the episode. First of all, the water in the swamp was high, so a lot of people were going to remote areas to find gators.

Bruce, with his new gun, missed once, so after that, to make sure the alligator was dead, he shot them twice thus earning the name “Bruce 2Pop Mitchell” from Ron. Their boat eventually had a lot of gators in it and it was weighed down, so they wound up making a “Swamp Cooler” which just means they put the dead gators in a pool of water near the bank, in a shaded area, and covered them until they were ready to retrieve them later in the day. That worked real well for them.

Swamp People, if you wanted to check it out, is on History Channel and it streams on Mondays at 9/8 P.M. Central time.

Okay – we broke down and just paid for the season. It was too much of a pain to try to find a free show on the internet, especially when they usually don’t work. Yes, we actually paid to watch TV. Very sad day, but what’s done is done.

So anyway, after episode 2, “Gator Gridlock”, Junior Edwards is still in the lead for Johnny’s bounty money of $10,000 with an 11′ 6.5″ alligator he called Hercules. But on this episode, Bruce and Ron brought in an 11′ 1″ contender. Bruce wasn’t born yesterday, so he knows he has to get something bigger to win the bounty.

Highlights of the show: Joe and Tommy are back! They had to take a couple of years off after Hurricane Isaac destroyed their home. Joe put their house 14 feet in the air so hopefully it will never be destroyed again, at least by flooding. They went hunting in an area across the Mississippi River and never knew they had ever even stopped hunting alligators.

Bruce threw his rifle of 35 years into the swamp because 1st it jammed and then a piece of it broke off – each time when he was trying to shoot a gator. So finally, out of frustration, he chucked it into the water. Then he used an old, very rusty revolver that he kept in the bottom of a bucket to finish his hunting with for the day. Before they brought their gator to Johnny’s, Ron and he stopped in a store to buy a new gun. Bruce was looking for a rifle he was used to, first looking at the Savage .22, but Ron had his sights on a new gun – a .22 long rifle on an AR platform. After talking to Bruce for awhile, Bruce walked out with the new, new gun.

Other than that, David LaDart and Jeromy Pruitt were back in Raceland and Jacob and Chase were hunting in an area with a lot of very large boats.

A very satisfying show since Joe & Tommy were back and we really like Bruce. He’s funny, he does funny things, him and Ron get along really well, and he just seems like an all-around great person.

Still cannot believe we actually paid good money to watch TV….