“It was totally unbelievable.”
Yes, first time gator hunter Beth Trammell landed a very big boy in Issaquena County, along the Mississippi River. She was the first to beat the record for the largest alligator in the state.
“I yelled ‘Oh my gosh we caught the Loch Ness Monster!’ ” She told ABC News. It took her about two hours and five crew to get that gator into the boat, and they even needed the help of two additional people.
The beast measured in at 13-foot 5.5-inches, and 723.5 pounds.
Not bad for a first time out!
Photo credit: Ricky Flynt/Mississippi Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks Department