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Huge 719-Pound Gator Shot With Crossbow in Florida [PICS]

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All images via Lakeland Ledger

This giant nuisance gator was recently hunted in Florida.

Clark Woodsby of Lakeland, Florida helped take care of this 13-foot, 719-pound alligator that had become a nuisance for a landowner who lived south or Bartow.

Check out these images in the report from WTSP.

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“We called him in with an electronic call,” Woodsby told the Lakeland Ledger. “This gator heard it from across the lake, and it came bee-lining right toward me. When it got within about 20 yards, we turned the call off. I shot it with a crossbow right in the shoulder.”

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“It was a monster, Woodsby was quoted as saying.

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“It was technically 12 feet, 10 inches, but there was about 4 inches of tail missing because of a fight, according to the trapper I went with,” Woodsby said.

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The Florida state record is 14 feet, 3 1/2 inches for the longest alligator, taken in Brevard County in 2010. The record for heaviest gator in Florida is 1,043 pounds, hunted on Orange Lake in 1989.

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With help from fellow hunters, Woodsby spent an hour dragging the gator into a 14-foot jonboat.

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Woodsby is a senior operating partner for Talk of the Town Restaurants, and plans to stuff and mount the gator for display in one of its restaurants.

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Huge 719-Pound Gator Shot With Crossbow in Florida [PICS]