Largest alligator ever caught in Texas

Largest alligator ever caught in Texas

DAYTON, TX - The owner of a reptile park featuring alligators says he and his staff have captured the largest gator ever caught alive in the Lone Star State.

It all started when the owner got a call from a federal wildlife refuge, who reported a gator at the boat ramp.


They had to feed him chicken to get him close enough to make the capture.


It took four people to help tie up the wild animal.


"At 13 feet 8 inches long that is an amazing animal. Since we showed up we didn't kill him. We brought him back alive so he can live his days out at gator country, and other folks can enjoy him."

The gator is currently nameless but the reptile park owner says he'll let the community name him.

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