Giant 4.27 meter alligator captured in Mississippi: new record set


By John

Four alligator hunters in Mississippi have established a new hunting record in the state, capturing a specimen that weighed over 363 kilograms and was approximately 4.3 meters long. Tanner White, Don Woods, Will Thomas and Joey Clark made this amazing catch in the alligator hunting area. The MDWFP (Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks) has officially recognized the catch as the new state record for longest male alligator caught. It had a length of 4.27 meters, with a belly circumference of 167.6 centimeters and a tail circumference of 118.1 centimeters, weighing 364.1 kilograms.

The capture occurred after seven hours of effort in the Yazoo River. Will Thomas, one of the hunters, pointed out that the Alligator hunting is a very popular activity in Mississippi, being part of the local culture. The alligator meat was donated to the state of Mississippi for distribution in the charity canteens.

This success surpassed the previous record set in 2017with an alligator approximately 4.3 meters long and weighing approximately 347.5 kilograms.