Ross Kelly, CBS Local Sports

It has become tradition in Baton Rouge to cook up the mascot of the team the Tigers are facing. When Arkansas rolls into town, Tiger fans have been known to grill whole hogs in “honor” of the Razorbacks. With this week’s opponent being the Florida Gators, the locals cooked up, yes, whole alligators:

They’ll even marinate it for you if you’d like:

Anyone who’s been down to Baton Rouge for an LSU gameday knows about the hospitality of LSU fans. There’s a very good chance that all of this gator meat was offered to and shared with fellow Florida Gator fans who made the trip. Whether or not the Gator fans would allow themselves to eat themselves…that’s up for debate.

Ross Kelly is an Associated Producer for CBS Local Sports. He is from Louisiana and is a fan of all sports, but not of any teams (except LSU). He can be reached at