A group of skilled alligator hunters in Mississippi achieved a remarkable feat on a recent Saturday, securing their place in history by capturing the longest alligator ever recorded in the state, as confirmed by the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks.
This colossal reptile tipped the scales at a staggering 802.5 pounds and boasted an astonishing length of 14 feet and 3 inches. In addition to its imposing size, the alligator exhibited a belly girth measuring 66 inches and a tail girth of 46.5 inches, adding to the awe-inspiring spectacle.
The accomplished hunting team responsible for this monumental capture included Tanner White, Don Woods, Will Thomas, and Joey Clark. Their remarkable achievement unfolded in the West Central Zone, an area encompassing the terrain just north of Jackson, extending up to Highway 82, and westward from Interstate 55 to the Mississippi River.
It’s worth noting that while this Mississippi alligator is an impressive specimen by any standard, the world record for alligator length remains unmatched, standing at a remarkable 15 feet and 9 inches, a measurement recorded in 2014 in the neighboring state of Alabama.