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Massive Gator Captured in Southwest Georgia

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Courtesy: WALB-TV Courtesy: WALB-TV
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BAINBRIDGE, GA -

It quite possibly could be the largest alligator ever captured in Georgia, at least since record-keeping began.

Four men shot and killed the creature in a tributary of Lake Seminole Wednesday, according to NBC affiliate WALB-TV.

The gator weighed 620 pounds and measured just shy of 14 feet.

It was spotted while Alex Harrell and Dr. Daniel White scouted the area near Sealy's Landing for ducks.

They alerted Jim Overman who shot the gator with his archery gear.

Gary Braswell also helped with the gator's capture.

WALB says Overman has a Georgia alligator bunting license.

Bainbridge is about 80 miles west of Valdosta and is about 15 miles north of Georgia/Florida border.

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