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1,200-pound alligator caught near Trinity

Monday, August 29, 2011
Alligator hunters David Hunter Sr. and David Hunter Jr., helped catch a 1,200-pound alligator near Trinity.

Alligator hunters David Hunter Sr. and David Hunter Jr., helped catch a 1,200-pound alligator near Trinity. (Alligator hunters David Hunter Sr. and David Hunter Jr. via iWitness)

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A big catch is now saving the lives of pets in east Texas. A 14-foot long alligator that had killed some animals near Lake Livingston has been taken care of.

Alligator hunters David Hunter Sr. and David Hunter Jr., were called to the area by parks and wildlife to find the gator. They got the 1,200-pound beast on Sunday near Trinity.

It's one of the largest gators ever caught in east Texas.

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