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Gator hunters catch one-eyed, 12 foot long, 477 pound alligator

John Ladner said the gator gave them more than 100 pounds of meat.
Credit: John Ladner
John Ladner and the 477-pound alligator he and a friend caught in Mississippi.

MISSISSIPPI, USA — Some gator hunters in Mississippi quickly realized they were gonna need a bigger boat after snagging a one-eyed, 12 foot long, 477 pound alligator.

John Ladner and Derek Stiglet thought they had spotted a log in the water and quickly realized it was a giant gator. 

They snagged it, but when they realized their boat wasn't big enough, they had to call for help.

It took them three hours to get the gator into the boats and to shore. They then needed a tractor to get it out.

Ladner said the gator gave them more than 100 pounds of meat.