The longest alligator ever to be recorded in Mississippi has been captured by a group of hunters.
According to the state Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks, the names of the four hunters are Donald Woods, Will Thomas, Joey Clark, and Tanner White.
The male alligator was harvested on Saturday in west Mississippi’s Sunflower River.
The department said the animal weighed 802.5 pounds (364 kilograms) and measured 14 feet, 3 inches (4.3 meters) long, breaking the previous record by over 2 inches.
The hunters, after capturing the animal, hoisted it with a forklift and posed for a picture at Red Antler Processing in the Mississippi Delta town of Yazoo City.
The area, reports say, is located in a designated alligator hunting zone. Mississippi’s alligator hunting season opens on the last Friday in August each year. In 2023, the season ended Sept. 4.
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