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Huge gator caught in Florida could be record

Posted: 2:36 PM, Apr 05, 2016
Updated: 2016-04-06 11:11:02Z
A gator killed in South Florida has some wondering whether it’s the largest ever caught in the state.
 
Outwest Farms in Okeechobee posted a picture Saturday of the gator hoisted from a piece of farm equipment on its Facebook page. According to the page, it was killed during a guided gator hunt.
 
“He measured out just under 15 foot!!” the posts says.
 
"That's like a baby Godzilla," commented Nat Hormwarn.
 
Some questioned whether the picture had been doctored, while others pointed out the perspective of the picture and the placement of child might make the gator look much larger than it might actually be.
 
So far the measurement hasn’t been confirm by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, reports WPLG
 
If the alligator is indeed just under 15 feet, it’s unclear whether it would actually be a record-setter.
 
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission says the state’s record for length is 14 feet, 3 ½ inch male gator caught in Brevard County’s Lake Washington.
 
Florida Memory, the online archive for state government, says the largest recorded alligator in Florida was 17 feet, 5 inches.
 
Whether it sets a new record or not, that's one big gator.