Gigantic alligator breaks record in Mississippi

Posted at 4:48 PM, Aug 29, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-29 16:48:57-04

The state of Mississippi says a massive alligator captured this month has broken a record.

According to the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks, a gator measuring 14 feet 3/4 inch was taken by a hunting party near Natchez, Miss.

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The alligator was certified Monday as the “longest male alligator taken by a permitted hunter in Mississippi.”

The state said the length broke the previous record by a half inch.

The alligator weighed 766.5 pounds with a belly girth of 69 inches and a tail girth of 43 inches.