Hunters Catch 737-Pound Alligator

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ORLANDO — Hunters made quite the catch Sunday — an alligator weighing more than 700 pounds!

A deputy with the Orange County Sheriff’s Department, Jason Forgey, spends some of his off-duty time hunting alligators.

He and his friends came across a massive gator in Seminole County, Florida last month.

They were out on the water for hours.

Forgey said it took two encounters to catch the alligator.

When Forgey and his friends finally captured it, they took some pretty amazing pictures.

The alligator is 13-feet long and weighs 737 pounds.

“It was different from all the other hunts, just cause he was the largest one I’ve ever caught,” said Forgey.  “They do need to be regulated. They do need to be harvested — no different than any other animal there is out there.”

Forgey and his friends caught the gator along the Econlockhatchee River.

By the way, if his name sounds familiar — Forgey was one of the police investigators who testified in the Casey Anthony trial.