A Thirteen-foot long Alligator, weighing 920 pounds was found in Lake Eufaula in southeast Alabama.
The alligator was caught by Alligator hunter Scott Evans with his friends, Justin and Jeff Greggon on August 14 during the 10th annual alligator hunting season in Alabama, according to reports.
It required a team of six men to pull in the beast from the waters of Lake Eufaula on Friday. It was weighed at the Dixon Lumber Company in Eufaula with an estimated weight of 920-pound and lengths 13-foot and six-inch, authorities say.
“We knew it was big,” Evans said. “We took some measurements of its girth, base and around its tail” after it was in the boat.
“It is pretty amazing when you think about it,” he added.
It took six men, including two Alabama conservation officers, to pull in and secure the gator.
“It looks like you are looking at a dinosaur,” Evans said.
“It’s like a dream,” Jeff Gregg said words can’t describe the experience.
The enormous 920-pound alligator captured by Evans in the lake is the largest recorded harvest from Eufaula and ranks second for the category of heaviest alligator killed during a regulated hunt in Alabama, sources say.
Last year, a 15-foot and 9-inch gator weighing 1,011.5 pounds was caught in Meek Creek, a tributary of the Alabama River. A deer in the gator’s stomach added 115 pounds of the gator’s weight, making it the Largest caught in Alabama.
The 920-pound alligator is expected to produce about 250 pounds of meat, sources have said.
The hunter has reportedly gathered some new gator meat recipes and is planning a big cookout for Labor Day weekend.
Evans plans to have the gator fully mounted, and maybe one day displayed at an outdoor store. IMAGE by AL.com