Record-Breaking Alligator Hunting Season

ABC News' Gio Benitez joined Beth Trammel and her family in their hunt for the biggest gator.
2:03 | 08/23/14

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Look at this. Alligator hunters down south patrolling the wears for giant beasts of the bayou landing huge record-setting monsters like this 15-foot-long creature caught in Alabama. It doesn't even look real but it is. It is. How much did it weigh? According to the teleprompter it weighed over a thousand pounds. And the people searching for these gators in the dead of night, they aren't letting anything stop them. ABC's gio Benitez went along for the ride. Reporter: It's midnight deep in the dark waters of the Mississippi delta and we're along for the final 48 hours of this record-breaking alligator hunting season. Meet Beth Trammell and her family of unusual gator hunters that caught this 723-pounder. And just an hour later Dustin Bachmann and his team wrangled this one, four pounds heavier so on this night we hit the pitch black swamps of Mississippi with that ordinary suburban family turned reptile wranglers. You're a paralegal by day. Alligator hunter by night. The alligator queen. Reporter: For the next three hours of chasing the trammells would spot gators but they'd disappear underwater as soon as they spotted us. Saw his eyes, red eyes. Come on, buddy. Reporter: At about five feet long -- some might be wondering why do you do this? We eat the meat. No different than the prepackaged meat in the grocery store worth. Reporter: That giant catch, they'll have 10 pounds of meat. Enough to last months and that record breaker Dustin Bachmann, the battle would go on for hours. I got it. Let it go. Stop. An 11-foot monster captured right in front of our cameras. We sut out tonight with hopes of catching an alligator. It's really hard to get one. I just enjoy being out here and love doing it. Reporter: For "Good morning America," gio Benitez, ABC news, the Mississippi delta.

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