Mike Cottingham, of Prescott, snared a gator measuring 13 feet, three inches in the bottoms of Millwood Lake on Saturday night. The reptile weighed 1,380 pounds.
The Arkansas Game & Fish Commission (AGFC) says the alligator is the biggest one caught since the annual legal harvesting season began in 2007.
This weekend is the last chance for alligator hunters (must have legal permits) to try and bring in one of the reptiles.
The AGFC says the alligator was probably about 30 years old.
Click here for more information on alligator hunting in Arkansas.
Photos courtesy: Mike Cottingham
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