Grandma kills 12-foot gator after it ate her miniature horse

Scotty Hughes via FOX News

A grandma is making headlines for killing a huge gator.

Judy Cochran shot a 12-foot, 580-pound alligator in the pond on her family's Texas ranch.

"One shot in the head and he went under,” Cochran. “Typically, they'll do what they call a death roll and just roll over and over and over. Well, this one didn't."

The massive gator may be responsible for eating a miniature horse that went missing from the ranch, three years ago.

The grandma says her friends can't believe she did it - but she's used to surprising people.

This year -- she decided to run for mayor - and won.

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