An afternoon out fishing in the panhandle has turned into quite a memorable experience for one Florida man.
According to a report from CNN, Corey Capps recently reeled in an alligator weighing in at a whopping 1,008 pounds.
It’s a goal Capps has been working toward for the past three years.
He pursued the reptile on October 13 with the help of state-issued gator tags supplied by a friend.
“We went out and harpooned him…and we didn’t realize—we knew he was big, but not as big as when we pulled him up that bank. Across the top of his head was 16 inches wide,” Capps told the news network.
The men spent three-and-a-half hours getting the 13-foot alligator to shore before the weigh-in.
According to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, the heaviest gator to be caught in the state was a 1,043-pound male in Alachua County.
That one was 13 feet, 10 1/2 inches in length.
Any takers for the next record?