Third gator record in a week set at 741.5 pounds

www.clarionledger.com Published: September 10, 2013

Having a state record for an alligator in Mississippi is a lot like living in a glass house — it’s going to get broken, according to The Clarion Ledger.



The site reports last week the whole world seemed to be in awe when Beth Trammell of Madison took the title for Mississippi’s heaviest alligator with her 723.5-pound harvest, only to be bested an hour later by Dustin Bockman of Vicksburg with his massive 727-pound beast.

Then came Sunday. Word started circulating that a new state record for the longest male alligator had been harvested by rookie hunter Dalco Turner of Gluckstadt. Turner and members of Team Gatorslayer had taken a monstrous gator Sunday morning from a backwater area of the Mississippi River near Port Gibson. It was 13-feet, 7-inches, according to The Clarion Ledger.

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