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Monster-Sized Alligator Caught in Mississippi

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Somebody call Roger Corman pronto – it looks like they've caught the actual Supergator. Or is this Dinocroc? We're not really sure, but this alligator is definitely monster-sized, and it's easily as big as the title beast in the 1980 film Alligator, or the killer crocodiles in Lake Placid and Black Water.
 
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As reported by Reuters, this group of Mississippi hunters scored a new record on the very first weekend of the state's ten-day alligator hunting season when they bagged this enormous specimen, measuring thirteen feet long and weighing 727 pounds.
 
Gator hunting is obviously quite dangerous (especially if you're the gator), but the sport is becoming more popular in Mississippi, where hunting permits are assigned by lottery only, and hunters are required to take special safety courses.
 
Believe it or not, this gator is not the largest ever found... a fourteen-footer was caught in Florida last year, and some have been reported to weigh nearly half a ton.
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