Mississippi Gator Record Smashed With 741.5-Pound Alligator

Wednesday, 11 Sep 2013 08:12 AM

By Alexandra Ward

  Comment  |
   Contact  |
  Print   |
    A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
The Mississippi gator record has been shattered once again, this time by a group of hunters who landed a 741.5-pound beast on Sunday.

Dalco Turner, of Gluckstadt, Miss., and members of Team Gatorslayer set a new record for heaviest male gator Sunday after catching the monster in the Mississippi River near Port Gibson.

The hunters almost passed on the record-breaking alligator.

Urgent: Should U.S. Strike Syria? Vote Here

"It was around midnight when we initially saw this one," Turner told the Clarion-Ledger. "We passed it by the first time. We really didn’t think he was big enough to go after."

But when they saw it again later on, they realized it had potential and the chase was on.

"He broke three lines, and I had the only hook that stayed in him the whole time," Turner said, adding that the gator snapped so hard at one point that he broke some teeth.

After grappling for more than an hour, Turner and the three other members of Team Gatorslayer finally secured their prize.

The previous Mississippi gator record was set at 723.5 pounds last week and then broken just hours later with a 727-pound catch. 

Mississippi gators reportedly have nothing on Texas ones, though.

According to the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, a record 800-pound alligator was caught during a hunt in May. The 14-foot, 3-inch gator was estimated to be between 30 to 50 years old.

Urgent: Should Obamacare be Repealed? Vote Here Now

Related stories:

Pet Alligator Seized From NY Liquor Store

Shark Catch: Make Weighing 1300 Pounds Caught Off California a Record

Chipper Jones Strikes Out With Joke on Alligators Chasing Immigrants  

© 2014 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

  Comment  |
   Contact  |
  Print   |
  Copy Shortlink
[Error loading the WebPart '']
Value cannot be null. Parameter name: virtualPath
Send me more news as it happens.
Get me on The Wire
Send me more news as it happens.
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
You May Also Like

Spain's El Gordo Lottery Splits $3B Between Thousands of Winners

Monday, 22 Dec 2014 18:40 PM

Spain's El Gordo lottery, the world's biggest lottery, made thousands of people nearly $500,000 richer after the $3 bill . . .

'The Interview' Distributed Eventually, But Lawyer Not Sure How

Monday, 22 Dec 2014 17:59 PM

"The Interview" will be distributed and Sony Pictures "had no choice" but to delay the movie's release, an attorney for  . . .

Missing Philadelphia Student's Keys Found in Schuylkill River

Monday, 22 Dec 2014 17:42 PM

The car keys belonging to a missing Philadelphia student were found in the Schuylkill River on Sunday, a family member t . . .

Top Stories

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved