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Record breaking gators captured

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Alligator hunting season opened in Mississippi this weekend with some record-breaking haul.

A giant alligator was caught Sunday morning in the Mississippi River weighing 727-pounds and measuring 13-feet, four and a half inches long.

Its tail was more than 45 inches in girth.

As of now, it holds a weight record for an alligator caught by a Mississippi hunter in a state hunting season.

Just an hour before, another massive gator was pulled ashore by another hunting party, breaking a previous record for weight.

After alligators were removed from the endangered species list in 1987, they quickly spread all over the state, beyond control of wild life officials.

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