A 15-foot Gatorzilla recently hunted in Florida is part alligator, part dinosaur!
The biggest alligator ever taken at Outwest Farms, for a lack of better words, was laid to rest this past weekend. Gatorzilla made its home at Outwest Farms which is a organization that provides guided hunts in Okeechobee.
The guides happened upon this 15-foot, 800-pound alligator that they thought was responsible for eating some of their cattle.
The owners of the farm found the alligator in one of the cattle ponds during the hunt and shortly after were able to harvest the massive brute.
Outwest owner Lee Lightsey, hunting guide Blake Godwin, Lightsey’s son Mason (pictured in the photo) and two others were along for the experience.
“We were on a hunt for hogs and happened to come across the gator. There are natural ponds and waterways around for the cows to drink,” Godwin told CNN.
“There are lots of gators out there,” Lightsey told CNN. “It’s the start of mating season. This was a big one.”
The gator was so enormous that they needed a John Deere tractor to retrieve it from the pond.
The Florida state record alligator is 14 feet, 3 1/2 inches. This should beat it, if officially verified, but Lightsey doesn’t seem too interested in holding a record.
“It’s just fun to see a great day for the hunters, the big ones like that are exciting for the hunters,” he said in the CNN piece.
Lightsey says the alligator will be taxidermied, and that any meat he can’t keep will be donated to charity.