Reporter - Tom McNamara

Sep 2, 2014 11:38 PM

Record reptile snagged in Mississippi

JACKSON, MS -Four days into Mississippi's alligator-hunting season, the state's record for heaviest reptile caught has been broken twice - most recently with a 792-pounder. The creature, which measured 13 feet and 5 inches, was reeled in Sunday evening. "He was a giant!" said Brian Montgomery, one member of the three-person team that made the catch.

Montgomery,38, who was on his first hunt, said the alligator thrashed around and even bit a hole in the front of their 16-foot aluminum boat before they got a snare around him, shot him in the base of the neck and towed him to shore.

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