Check out this whopper of an alligator, weighing more than 458kg, caught during a legal hunt in Alabama.
The alligator, caught with a snare hook in a southern Alabama state park on Aug 16, was so heavy it required a backhoe to hoist it onto a scale, said Mike Sievering on Aug 18, a state wildlife biologist who supervised the hunt. “He was an eyeful, I’ll say that.”
The alligator, which weighed 458.8kg and measured 4.57m long, is confirmed as the largest ever caught in the state, said Sievering. It was more than 45kg heavier than the previous state record holder, he said.