Sunday 21 January 2018

Mississippi alligator hunters set multiple new records with beasts over 700 pounds caught

MISSISSIPPI alligator hunters have set new records when a 726 pound beast was found.

However, just an hour earlier a record had already .been set when a 723.5 pounder was found.

Sixty minutes after the alligator had been certified by officials, the newest record was broken by a UPS driver Dustin Bockman in Claiborne county.

It was well over 13 foot long.

"He broke all the lines we could put in him,” Mr Bockman said.

“Finally put a snare on him and got him up high enough and put a shot on him. All in all probably took us four and a half hours to catch him from the first time we saw him.”

Dustin Bockman lies on top of his record setting alligator, weighing 727 pounds (330 kg) and measuring 13 feet (3.96 m), captured in Vicksburg, Mississippi
Dustin Bockman lies on top of his record setting alligator, weighing 727 pounds (330 kg) and measuring 13 feet (3.96 m), captured in Vicksburg, Mississippi
A skip loader is used to move a record-setting male alligator, weighing 727 pounds (330 kg) and measuring 13 feet (3.96 m), hunted in Vicksburg, Mississippi
A Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks handout shows (L-R) Cole Landers, Dustin Bockman and Ryan Bockman (brother of Dustin)
Dustin Bockman is pictured with his record setting alligator
Dustin Bockman is pictured with his record setting alligator, weighing 727 pounds (330 kg) and measuring 13 feet (3.96 m), captured in Vicksburg, Mississippi.

 

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