Hunter makes massive score: Record-breaking alligator in Georgia

A fisher set a new Georgia state record for bagging the biggest alligator.

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A fisher set a new Georgia state record for bagging the biggest alligator.

A fisher set a new Georgia state record for bagging the biggest alligator.

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Derrick Snelson knew he had a whopper on the line. But it wasn't until he got it to this boat that he realized it was 14 feet long, WSB-TV reported.

Snelson said hunting and fishing is almost as important as “God and country.”

“It was just unbelievable. I really can't describe it. You need to see it,” Snelson said.

His latest catch was a record.

John Trammel was the deckhand for last week's hunt on Lake Eufala in Quitman County. It took a crew of five more than five hours to bring the 700-pound reptile in.

Snelson still can't believe it's Georgia’s biggest.

“We'll have it life-size mounted,” Snelson said. “I guess I'll have to build a house around it. It's going to be a monster laying on the living room floor for a while!"

There is an alligator hunting season in Georgia, running from mid-August through early October.

Hunters have to get a special permit, and the bag limit is one. Snelson figures he landed the one.

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