According to the Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks in Mississippi, a group of hunters has successfully captured the longest alligator ever seen there.
. On Saturday in west Mississippi’s Sunflower River, four inhabitants of the state—Donald Woods, Will Thomas, Joey Clark, and Tanner White—caught an alligator male. The police reported that it broke the previous record by more than 2 inches, weighing 802.5 pounds (364 kilograms) and measuring 14 feet, 3 inches (4.3 meters) long.
The hunters caught the animal, lifted it with a forklift, and posed for photos at Red Antler Processing in the hamlet of Yazoo City in the Mississippi Delta.
The location is within an alligator hunting zone with permits. Every year on the final Friday in August, Mississippi’s alligator hunting season begins. The season ends on September 4, 2023.