Mike Cottingham may have just landed himself in the record books by landing a massive alligator in Arkansas.
Cottingham caught the giant 13 footer that he told Fox16 weighs in at 1,380 lbs. “The Arkansas Game & Fish Commission (AGFC) says the alligator is the biggest one caught since the annual legal harvesting season began in 2007,” Ozarksfirst.com reports.
So how old is an alligator that reaches 13 feet and over half-a-ton? The AGFC estimates about 30-years-old. And at that age and size, Cottingham says that it took five people to get the massive reptile onto the dock after he killed it.
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Cottingham told Fox16 that he plans to mount the head and use the rest to make boots.
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(H/T: Daily Mail)