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Hunter in Florida Catches Record-Breaking Alligator

Record-Breaking Gator Caught in Florida

Tres Ammerman caught the mammoth beast just west of Melbourne, Fla., in the last hour of the last day of alligator hunting season, MyFoxOrlando.com reports.MyFoxOrlando.com

A hunter in Florida has reportedly nabbed the largest alligator in state history at more than 14 feet long.

Tres Ammerman caught the mammoth beast just west of Melbourne, Fla., in the last hour of the last day of alligator hunting season, MyFoxOrlando.com reports. He plans to sell the 14 foot, 3 1/2 inch long animal to a taxidermist at $1,000 per foot.

"I feel like I hit the lottery," Ammerman told the website. "I do, it's just amazing."

The last state record in Florida was set in 1997, when a captured alligator measured just over 14 feet. Ammerman's catch has been estimated to be somewhere between 50 and 60 years old.

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