Legendary 1,000-Pound Monster Gator Bagged In Florida Panhandle

You’ve undoubtedly seen him if you live in Freeport and frequent Basin Bayou. Locals, particularly fishers, have been monitoring a massive gator in the little bayou all summer.


On Friday night, at least five boats were crowded with gator hunters expecting to see him again.

He was eventually hauled down by two men and a youngster who caught him, lost him, and then found him again.

The gator is estimated to weigh close to 1,000 pounds and is 13 feet, 6 3/4 inches tall. It is presently the ninth biggest ever ki.ll.ed in Florida.

Finally, they tethered him to the boat’s cleats and dragged him to land. It took seven guys and Cade to get him out of the river and into the freezer truck.

Dalton, a gator and hog hunting guide, claimed Bass Pro Shops had approached him about purchasing the gator’s skin for display. Morrison said a Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission inspector came out to see the gator and estimated it was between 900 and 1,000 pounds. The animal put up a good fight.

He initially appeared at about 1 am but he escaped after a 45-minute skirmish. They moved over to the grassy coastline and were shining lights into the water when they saw the gator in approximately 2 feet of water. They overpowered him after a couple of hours and a lot of rope burn.

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