Florida, in case you haven’t heard, is a magnet for all manner of strange occurrences and even stranger monsters. Case in point: Last Saturday, two hunters giving a guided tour shot a giant alligator, which they deduced had been eating livestock on their property after spotting cattle remains in the pond.
The reptile was killed on Outwest Farm’s property, which, according to Fox News, has been organizing hunting tours for 18 years. The gator, which required a tractor to lift it out of the swamp, is reported to be 15-feet long and weigh 800 lbs. One of the men present at the hunt, Blake Godwin, claimed it was one of the largest gators he had come across in all his years of hunting.
Fox News says the Godwin and his partners “plan to donate the gator’s meat to charity and have the alligator taxidermied for display.”
The sheer size is terrifying in and of itself. But perhaps gazing on a dead giant is less startling than finding a live small one at your local fast-food chain?
[via Fox News]