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The Arkansas Wildlife Commission stated that it is the longest reptile ever hunted in the state in its record history.
A group of fishermen from the state of Arkansas (USA) hunted a huge alligator – about four meters and almost 363 kilograms – in Lake Merrisach, last weekend. One of them, Travis Bearden, shared images of the reptile on his Facebook account.
The Arkansas Wildlife Commission says this alligator is the longest ever caught in the state in unofficial record history, since they were allowed to be hunted in 2007.
“We had no idea how big it was. When they’re underwater you can see their eyes, but not their entire body,” the commission cites Bearden’s recollections.
The man claims that when they managed to get close to the animal and harpoon it, he began towing them across the lake “as if the boat had an engine.” They spent a lot of time trying to capture him until Bearden could give a safe shot, collect local media.
The hunter commented that he was with his father, brother and a friend, and that the presence of close people made the moment “much more special”. “I was just sitting there and listening to my father tell the story to one stranger after another. I think he was more excited than I was,” Bearden said.
The Arkansas state license to hunt alligators is only valid during the last two weekends in September and in restricted areas, the Commission reports.
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Source: Actualidad RT