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Record-breaking alligator caught in Mississippi

1 year 3 months 1 week ago August 30, 2015 Aug 30, 2015 Sunday, August 30 2015 August 30, 2015 5:00 PM in News
By: Associated Press

DAVIS ISLAND, Miss. - An alligator that was 14 feet, one-quarter-inch long and weighing 826 pounds broke Mississippi records that other alligators had set earlier that day for length and weight.

Ricky Flynt of the state Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks says that it's the first officially documented in the state at more than 14 feet long.

He says it was shot Saturday by Kenny Crechale of Morton, hunting with Ronnie Clifton of Petal. Flynt says it was on private land, where permits let people take alligators during daylight with high-powered rifles.

Flynt also says he wouldn't be surprised to see that record broken.

Earlier Saturday, he had certified an 822-pound gator as the heaviest and a 13-foot-7-and-three-quarter-inch specimen as the longest ever caught in the state.

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