780 Pound Gator Found in Florida


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Outwest Farm owner Lee Lightsey and company have recently found one of the world’s biggest alligators. The gator was discovered in Okeechobee, Florida on April 6, 2016, stated businessinsider.com.

When Mr.Lightsey was asked in an exclusive interview with CNN, he said “We were on a hunt for hogs and happened to come across the gator ….. This was a big one.” According to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Committee the gator Lightsey caught  only beat Florida’s old record for length (14 feet) but it did not beat the record for weight (1,043).

The animal weighed in at 780 pounds, according to Lightsey. Lightsey wasn’t by himself, he caught the alligator alongside his son and two other hunters. His son Mason said he estimated it was almost probably close to 15 feet, reported CNN.

Tony Young, a spokesman for the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, also confirmed the veracity of the reports and said the photo is real, added inquisitr.com.  Lightsey also stated what he would do with the great beast, “ Any meat the hunter doesn’t take will be donated to charity.”