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Massive alligator caught in FL

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Several friends out hunting ended up catching a massive 600-pound alligator.

Travis Gill and his two buddies spent nearly four hours trying to catch the 13-foot alligator. The three were hunting near the Perdido River in Escambia County when they spotted the gator.

Gill said he's handled a couple of 11-footers but this catch is the largest he's ever mounted.

Florida Fish and Wildlife said alligator season opened August 15th and closes November 1st. So far, they have issued more than 6,300 permits.

The department's experts said only five to ten alligators each year are over 13-feet long.

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