In eastern Arkansas, a group of Arkansas men got quite a surprise this weekend on a hunting trip.
This Saturday, Cody Bearden, Gary Bearden, Travis Bearden and Tommy Kelley headed out on a boat, not knowing what was lying in wait. The group was at Lake Merrisach, when they pulled a monster gator.
The alligator weighed 800 lbs. and measured 13 feet and 11 ½ inches long. This is reportedly the longest alligator harvested in Arkansas, although the Encylcopedia of Arkansas lists the record for the largest (in terms of weight) alligator caught as one that was 1,380 pounds but 13 feet and 10 inches long.