Hunters in Florida nab 1,000 pound alligator; skin may become Bass Pro Shops display

Locals around Basin Bayou in northwest Florida have been watching a giant alligator in the small bayou all summer. And on Friday night, there were at least five boats filled with gator hunters, all hoping to glimpse him again.

In the end, he was brought down by two men and a boy who hooked him and lost him and found him again. The gator, measuring 13 feet, 6 and 3/4 inches, is believed to weigh close to 1,000 pounds. Basin Bayou, which empties into Choctawhatchee Bay and eventually into the Gulf of Mexico, is approximately 70 miles east of Pensacola.

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