800-pound alligator is the longest ever caught in Mississippi

The large American alligator (Alligator mississippiensis) broke the earlier report, set in 2017, by over 2 inches.  (Picture credit score: Pink Antler Processing)

Hunters have killed the longest alligator ever captured in Mississippi within the state’s Yazoo River.

The record-breaking animal measured 14 ft and three inches (4.34 meters) lengthy and weighed in at 802.5 kilos (364 kilograms), in keeping with the Mississippi Division of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks (MDWFP). The earlier report for the “longest male alligator taken by a permitted hunter in Mississippi” belonged to a 14-foot, 0.75-inch-long (4.29 m) animal weighing 766.5 kilos (347.5 kg) that hunters captured in 2017 close to the western metropolis of Natchez.

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