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800-lb alligator caught in Florida waters

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

A 160-pound teen caught an 800-pound alligator in Florida.

Tim Stroh from Hobe Sound harpooned the 12-foot monster of a gator while on a family hunting trip. He taped its 28-inch jaws shut and hauled its massive body into the boat with the help of two other men.

"I had adrenaline pumping through me and I was just like 'oh my God,'" said Stroh. "It came up and it was popping its jaw and stuff, holy alligator."

The alligator is now being stored in the family's freezer. Stroh's father is a taxidermist and plans to mount the gator's head so he can put it in his room.

Although impressive, Florida Fish and Wildlife officials say there have been bigger.

The longest gator caught in the Sunshine State was more than 14 feet long, and the heaviest weighed over 1,000 pounds.

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