It has been a record-breaking alligator hunting season already in Mississippi this year, and it just began three days ago. According to a Sept. 3 report on Business Insider, some hunters in Claiborne County shot the heaviest alligator ever caught in Mississippi on Sunday. It weighed 727 pounds and measured 13 feet, 4.5 inches, only 2 inches shy of the record for the longest alligator ever caught in Mississippi.
The hunters have described the difficulty they had in the capture of this massive beast because it went down to the bottom and stayed a long time. After they finally got it to the surface, after breaking lines, they shot him. Due to his massive size, it took them over 4 hours to remove the alligator from the water.
Only an hour before, some hunters in Madison had just broken the previous record of 697.5 pounds with a 723.5-pound alligator, only to quickly give up that title! Sunday night was busy, but Saturday night also saw a couple of Mississippi state alligator records broken. A group of hunters killed the longest and heaviest female alligator measuring 10 feet long and weighing 295.3 pounds.
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