The alligator was lured with a large piece of chicken to shore, and it took around 20 minutes before it was lassoed, according to ABC News.
The refuge later held a naming contest for the over 900 pound alligator and was given the name "Big Tex."
Ok y'all the public has made its decision on the name of the new live caught state record. His name is officially BIG TEX.Posted by Gary Saurage on Thursday, October 13, 2016
Big Tex will live out the rest of its life at Gator Country, where it will not be threatened by humans.
The park is home to another large alligator named Big Al, who has grown to over 1,000 pounds in the last 20 years.