Record-breaking gator caught in Mississippi

Record-breaking gator caught in Mississippi

Credit: Mississippi Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks department

Record-breaking gator caught in Mississippi

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by Associated Press

KING5.com

Posted on September 3, 2013 at 9:05 PM

Updated Tuesday, Sep 3 at 10:24 PM

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) -- During the first weekend of Mississippi's alligator season a hunting party held the weight record for an alligator taken in the state. But the record only lasted about an hour.

   Beth Trammell took a 13-foot, 5.5-inch long, 723.5-pound alligator early Sunday in Issaquenna County in the Yazoo Diversion Canal. It broke the previous weight record of 697.5 pounds.
   However, Mississippi Alligator program coordinator Ricky Flynt tells WLBT-TV that one hour after he certified Trammell's record, he certified another record-breaking gator.
   Dustin Bockman, a UPS driver from Vicksburg, took the 727-pound alligator in the Mississippi River in Claiborne County. It was 13-feet, 4.5-inches long.
   The current length record remains 13-feet, 6.5-inches. That alligator was taken on the Pascagoula River in 2008.
 

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