The subject of a hillbilly funk
song of the same name, Amos Moses was the brainchild
of Jerry Reed, in 1971.
According to the song, Amos Moses was a stoic
, one-armed Cajun
man that "hunted gator
s" (that is, alligators) back when the act was still criminalize
d. When a sherrif
tried to catch him for his crime, he "never come out again".
The song describes him as a sort of tough as nails
person, not unlike Chuck Norris
, though his "super powers" were severely limited, since his power was "huntin' alligators down in the swamp boi
See the Jerry Reed song, "Amos Moses".