‘Swamp People’ Star T-Roy Broussard Marks Grandson’s ‘First Trip to the Lodge’ With Heartwarming Family Pic

by Joe Rutland
(Photo by Cliff Hawkins/Getty Images)

If you could not tell, then “Swamp People” star T-Roy Broussard is one proud grandfather as he shares a fantastic picture.

Why is this so great? Because Broussard was able to share something special with his grandson: the first trip to the lodge.

Seriously, this is important stuff for the “Swamp People” star.

Take a look at this photo from Broussard’s Instagram account.

Outsiders with children and grandchildren understand what pride they have when being able to share something meaningful with them.

“Swamp People” follows hunters in their search for alligators. The History Channel show has been on for 12 seasons. You maybe can expect it back for No. 13 but we don’t have any confirmation of that yet. We do know that the escapades of these gator hunters draw many people to the show.

Broussard only appeared in the fourth and fifth seasons. But he is still recognized because of his appearance there…and being a solid grandfather, too.

Anyone who has spent even an hour watching “Swamp People” probably will remember Troy Landry.

The veteran gator hunter is known for yelling “Choot’Em!” before killing one. But he started talking about why the show is so popular.

Landry said the danger around what he does for a living as one of the many reasons for its success.

“It’s the excitement and the danger of the alligators that fascinates a lot of people,” Landry told the New York Post in 2012. “Alligators have been around since the time of dinosaurs, they’re one of the few animals that’ve survived since the time of dinosaurs.”

Viewers Might Not Understand How Hunters Make Their Living

Most people who catch “Swamp People” for the first time can’t understand how anyone makes a living doing what Landry and others do.

“Some people really like the culture and the people that are on the show,” Landry said. “[And] it shows you a little part of the country, where somebody somewhere is doing something totally different from what you’re doing.”

Understand, though, that these gator hunters only have 30 days in their season to get work done. Meaning they have just one month to kill enough gators that’ll make their work worthwhile.

Also, there’s a limit each season on how many tags a licensed hunter receives.

“At the end of them 30 days, you can ride with your boat through the areas that we just finished fishing,” Landry said. “And you can’t tell that we fished there. You see so many alligators you think, ‘Wow. Troy Landry must’ve not come here.'”

Well, Landry is being a bit modest here. It’s OK Troy. We won’t tell anyone.