FL Hunters Tracked Down a Monster Gator That Was Eating Their Cows
Two Florida hunters tracked down a monstrous alligator and the photos are breathtaking.
The gator was shot at Outwest Farms, an alligator hunting company in Okeechobee, measuring just under 15 feet and weighing in at over 800 pounds.
The farm's owners discovered the gator in a cattle pond during a guided hunt. They believe the gator had been helping itself to some of their cows.
The gator was so big that a farm tractor was needed to pull it from the pond.
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The company has been guiding hunts for alligators, wild boar, and turkey in Florida for 18 years and Lightsey says on his website he's been hunting all his life. The largest alligator they had taken before was just over 14 feet and this one was bigger than that, Godwin said.
They plan to donate the gator's meat to charity and have the alligator taxidermied for display at their hunting shows and expos.
By the way, Godwin said the photos of the monster gator were taken with their cell phones and uploaded directly to Facebook and weren't photoshopped. "It is hard to believe that something this big exists in the wild," Godwin said. "Hunting is a way of life for us and we are very proud of it!" he said.
In fact, the sight of this gigantic gator prompted us to wonder what the record is for the largest alligator ever caught.
It turns out that a record-breaking alligator was caught last year in Alabama, measuring 15 feet and 9 inches long and weighing in at more than 1,000 pounds.