First-time Hunter Catches Record-Breaking Gator

Beth Trammel and her family caught one of the largest gators in Mississippi history.
2:12 | 09/03/13

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It's our -- Mississippi right now I'm not really but it was a record breaking Labor Day weekend for alligator I was down there. MCC -- -- reports and how the record for the largest Gator ever captured was smashed not once but twice. What are they feeding these alligators in Mississippi. Funny season just open and here is first time hunter -- Randall and her family showing off a huge ones -- -- stakes record 723. And a half pounds. Part of Manhattan night outside -- recorded a video showing just brush. But just when the -- spot they had closed the record books Justin Bachman and his hunting party. We're chasing another giant Gator forty miles north along the Mississippi. They chased the animal for two hours with their -- rods and reels it was too heavy to lift into their boat. It was ten times harder to put him in the mode that it was a -- actually -- him. We're drive for four hours every method we can thank to try to put him in the vote. And we could not do it or filing got him -- into the -- with -- By the time they got -- the state officials they were lost it but according to the scales. They were the new record holders nearly thirteen and a half feet and 727. Pounds the old record lasted just -- dollars. I really got to -- refiling got it home because we're gonna have a tape measure in the vote. So we got home here is bigger than than any of us again. Across Mississippi especially in the southern part of the state alligator hunting is both a sport and -- school good way to reduce the number of aggressive beasts showing up in backyards. The record holder's plan to eat their pride soon we hear it tastes like chicken. Justin says he also plans for new pair of boots. In -- in a state record I think I'm gonna get a cut -- -- for me and then tanned -- hit much stuff made out of -- Steve Lucent's on the ABC news Atlanta. He's back hitting early this -- -- regardless -- in the book really gotten a Mercury is likely to have really done you like. Carolina and Louisiana -- -- yeah.

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