760 pound gator pulled by hunter in West Baton Rouge Parish

760 pound gator pulled by hunter in West Baton Rouge Parish
Photo provided by Jim White.
All About Animals

POSTED: Tuesday, September 17, 2013 - 3:16pm

UPDATED: Tuesday, September 17, 2013 - 3:35pm

Alligator hunting season is in full swing and one catch turned some heads over the weekend.

Jim White and his hunting partner pulled a 13’4” monster from the water in West Baton Rouge Parish. The beast weighed 760 pounds!

Although the catch doesn’t surpass the state record, it did beat out Mississippi’s recent record-breaking catch of 727 pounds.

So what is the record for Louisiana? Well, we actually hold the record for the longest alligator on record. It was trapped in the early 1900’s and was measured at 19’2”.

White tells NBC33 News that he brought the beast to be cleaned for its meat, and it’s currently at a taxidermist. So, we have to wonder, where does he plan to keep it once it’s done?

Click here to see more photos of the massive alligator.

 

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