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Alligator hunter captures monster gator

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Source:  Michael Lacey Source: Michael Lacey

ALBANY,  GA (WALB) – An alligator hunter encountered a huge alligator Saturday in the creek near Cleve Cox Landing.

He not only survived the experience, but managed to take the gator as a prize.

And this one was no baby. It measured 11.5 feet, and weighed an estimated 500 pounds.

The reptile nearly filled the Jon boat as seen in the accompanying photo. The animal was  captured the gator on the first day of Georgia's alligator hunting season.

Albany's Michael Lacey was on hand to document the event, and allowed us to use his photograph.

WALB's Stephanie Springer is working on the details of the story, and we'll have that in our evening news.

  • Click HERE for more information on alligator hunting from the Department of Natural Resources.


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