This is not a HOAX: Monster 13 feet long and 750 pounds alligator found in Southwest Georgia

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Now THIS is a gator… and YES…it really was caught in an irrigation ditch on the Sumter County side of Lake Blackshear in GA. The monster is 13 feet, four inches long, 57 inches in circumference to the chest and has an estimated weight between 700 and 750 pounds. OMG!

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This monster alligator was found in Georgia. It was 13 feet, four inches long, 57 inches in circumference to the chest and we estimate his weight between 700 and 750 pounds. Picture by Brent Howze via WALB

You’re perfectly safe. These animals exist. They’ve been here for centuries, they’ve been existing with people for centuries and they’re gonna continue to,” said Brent Howze, a wildlife biologist for the Georgia Department of Natural Resources (DNR).

The gator was picked up by about three people Monday in an irrigation ditch on the West side of Lake Blackshear off Stathem Lakefront Road in Sumter County.

The monster is 13 feet, four inches long, 57 inches in circumference to the chest and has an estimated weight between 700 and 750 pounds.

DNR believes the gator may have been 50 years old but researches are working to find the exact age.

He’d been in the ditch for about a week. It’s not common for gators to stay in a spot that long. He was found in poor condition and was believed to be dying, so he had to be euthanized.

Once we got him on bank and could assess him, we noticed he had several injuries including previous gunshot wounds,” said Howze.

DNR said gators only get that big when they stay away from people.

The majority of alligator, human interactions or alligator attacks that have happened are usually people waiting in a water body, that step on an alligator,” explained Howze.

Humans are not a food source for the four-legged animals. And hunting is a way to naturally keep the gator population from getting too high.

As far as alligators just attacking people, it’s extremely rare,” said Howze.

Either ways, I wouldn’t like to encounter such a monster alligator! Would you?

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4 COMMENTS

  1. why do insecure psycho white people always have to stand over animals like they have conquered nature out of their massive fears of everyone and everything?!?!? sick sick sick……….always at war……..

    • Get a grip. You are projecting a bit. They caught the thing, would have helped it but it was dying. The guy has yellow gloves on. Not much for the conqueror image and what would you have him do? Stand, lay down, have different color skin or just not be in the image at all?

    • i agree with this. i also feel sick about it everytime.
      but this is more the fear from the humanimal nature, right.
      dont forget that blacks are hitting their breasts like king kong after a win. i saw it many times..

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