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Mississippi Woman Bags Massive Gator

The alligator measured in at 13 feet and 7/8 inches and weighed 686 pounds.



    Woman Catches Record-Breaking Alligator

    Tiffany Wienke has only been alligator hunting three times, but she already holds the record for the largest gator ever taken in Mississippi. WLBT reports. (Published Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2016)

    Tiffany Wienke had only been alligator hunting three times before she bagged a behemoth on Mississippi's Bayou Pierre.

    Wienke's alligator measured in at 13 feet, and 7/8 inches. The 686 pound beast that is just one-eighth of an inch longer than the previous record, but bigger is bigger, and Wienke is now the new state record-holder, NBC affiliate WLBT reported

    "We're completely content with the fact that this will probably be the biggest alligator that we'll ever catch," Wienke said. "It's not gonna keep us from going back. But we're completely happy with this."

    With the help of her husband and four others on the boat, Wienke caught her prize after a two hour battle.

    "He ran us - literally crashed us into some trees, and bank-to-bank," Wienke said. "He was pulling this boat full of people like it was nothing."

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