Gator Country is also the home of Big Tex, who holds the national record as the largest alligator ever caught in the US at nearly 14 feet long and weighing in at 1,000 pounds.
What is the largest American alligator on record?
American alligators (Alligator mississippiensis) actually can get that big. “The largest published size record for the American alligator is a 14-foot, 9.25-inch individual that was killed in Alabama in 2014,” says wildlife ecologist and conservation biologist David A. Steen.
What is the biggest alligator ever recorded?
The current world record alligator was taken by Mandy Stokes, of Thomaston, in August 2014. It measured 15 feet, 9 inches long and weighed 1,011.5 pounds. Stokes and her crew took the gator in Mill Creek, a tributary of the Alabama River.
What’s the biggest gator Troy Landry caught?
The largest gator caught in Louisiana was 19 feet, 2 inches. See more impressive gator takedowns every week on “Swamp People,” Thursdays at 9 p.m. ET on History.
Does alligator eat human?
On 15 June 2016, a two-year-old boy was dragged into the water by an American alligator in Orlando, Florida.
How much is a Gator worth?
The current prices for alligators are $20 per foot for a 9-foot or longer gator, $17 for 8 feet, $13-$15 for 7 feet and $13-$14 for 6 feet, according to local hunters and processors. “The prices are about 30 percent down from last year,” Greenwood Gator Farms and Tours owner Tim Domangue said.
Is alligator meat good for you?
Alligator meat has been described as a healthy meat source for humans due to its high protein and low fat composition. It has been described as being mild flavored and firm in texture.
How big can a gator get?
How long can a alligator live?
American alligator: 30 – 50 years
Who is the best alligator hunter?
We sat down to have a chat with Troy Landry, “King of the Swamp” and one of our personal favorite gator hunter. Troy told us about the show and how his life has changed since the cameras started rolling.
What is the biggest alligator ever caught in Louisiana?
The Louisiana Alligator – 19 feet 2 inches (5.84 meters)?
According to Wikipedia, and the open-source encyclopedia cites alligatorfur.com, the largest alligator ever was shot dead on Marsh Island, Louisiana and it was 19 feet 2 inches (5.84 meters).
What is the record alligator in Louisiana?
Ask.com states, “The largest alligator ever killed in Louisiana measured approximately 19.2 feet in length. It was killed in 1890 near Vermilion Bay in southern Louisiana and it weighed approximately 2,000 pounds.” The longest captured alligator on record in Mississippi is 13 feet, 6.5 inches.
Is it safe to swim with alligators?
Do not allow your dogs or children to swim in waters inhabited by alligators, or to drink or play at the water’s edge. To an alligator, a splash potentially means a food source is in the water. It is best to avoid swimming in areas that are known habitats for large alligators but at the least, never swim alone.
What animal can kill an alligator?
Large fish, snapping turtles, bird of prey. Bobcats and panthers and black bears can certainly eat young ones. (See video: jaguar attacks caiman.) But once the gators are good-sized, the only predator that will typically beat one is another gator.
Did alligators eat Katrina victims?
Dr. Louis Cataldie, the coroner in charge of recovering the bodies of Hurricane Katrina victims, says, of the 1,296 victims recovered so far, none showed evidence of alligator bites. It is, of course, possible the people Neville says she saw eaten alive were never found.