A monster-sized alligator was hunted down and killed in Florida after several cows were eaten.
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The mammoth reptile measured more than 13 feet and weighed 780 pounds.
A professional hunter posted photos on Facebook of his jaw-dropping catch, which was hoisted by a tractor.
See reactions on social media:
Huge alligator killed in Florida, social reax
@nycjim why kill him? Why? He probably was an old old guy. #fnghatepeople
@BN9 Jesus why is it dead why are we killing and posing for pictures like its an award damn our society sucks !!!!!
@BN9 Holy Moly!! He's a big'n!! Maybe he was munchin' on pythons! ;-)
@Karnythia @wtsp10news wtf Florida they probably have some pterodactyls there too
@ABC yeah.. Between that f'in dinosaur, the snakes, the spiders, the hurricanes.. Y'all can have florida.. I'll shovel some snow forever!!!
@ABC ugh so they kill it..
@ABC everyone's mad they killed it or whatever lol but they'll ask why they didn't kill it once it grabs a kid
@BBCWorld so it was eating cows! They should have had a better solution other than killing it
@BBCWorld the gator population in Florida & the Gulf Coast is out of control. Many more like this out there.
Lee Lightsey snapped several images of the dead gator, some with his young son.
Some wondered if the behemoth alligator was real.
"It's definitely real," David Mizejewski, of the National Geographic Channel, told IE.
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