Florida farmers catch the biggest alligator we’ve ever seen.
A giant alligator, which appears to be a real alligator and not a prop from the climactic scene of the seminal 1991 film Hook, was recently captured by farmers in Florida.
Lee Lightsey, owner of Outwest Farms in Okeechobee, and hunting guide, Blake Godwin, wrote on Facebook it’s the largest they’ve ever found.
The duo spotted the huge gator on April 2 in one of their cattle ponds, and believe the reptile is to blame for their disappearing cattle, according to local reports.
The farmers estimate the alligator was 15-feet long, which would be a state record. Tony Young, spokesman for the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, confirmed that the alligator was real, but hasn’t yet confirmed if it’s the biggest Florida gator ever found.
For my take on the matter: Alligators can eat cows? That’s something that is happening in the world?
If it’s not clear by now, please, everyone, I implore you: Stay out of the water. It’s not made for us. It is full of monsters who want nothing more than to eat us. If alligators are eating cows there is absolutely nothing stopping them from eating people. We’d be like an amuse bouche to this thing. A light snack before the main course.
A giant alligator killed by Florida hunters last weekend is going viral.
The reptile was nabbed in Okeechobee by Lee Lightsey on an April 2 guided gator hunt as part of Outwest Farms, an alligator and hog hunting group in Venus, Florida. It was said to have gotten too close to cattle on private property. The group initially estimated that its length was “just under 15 feet”—andposted the photo on Facebook to show off its scale—but the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission will not be taking an official measurement, a spokesperson told TIME. It is, however, not long enough to beat the record for the largest alligator found in Florida, which was 14 feet, 3.5 inches in length.
A spokesperson for the state’s fish and wildlife commission could confirm that it weighed 780 pounds. The largest gator on record in terms of weight was 1,043.