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14-Foot Lake Talquin Gator is Largest on Record- SLIDESHOW

Tallahassee, Florida- August 23, 2012

A biologist with FWCC measured the gator head today at 23.75 inches, making it the largest officially ever measured in Florida.

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Tallahassee, Florida- August 21, 2012

A man catches what local wildlife enthusiasts call the biggest gator they've ever seen.

Contracted trapper, Lane Stephens, says it's 14 feet long.

Stephens caught the alligator on Lake Talquin at around 10 p.m. on August 11. It was caught using a baited line, which only contract nuisance trappers with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission are allowed to use.

Stephens says it took about two hours to harvest the gator from the time it took the bait.


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