The Mississippi record for the longest gator has fallen again. Ben Walker of Madison harvested a gator September 7 that is 13-feet, 7-inches, breaking the previous record by 1/2-inch.
The gator weighed 687.5 pounds, had a belly girth of 62 inches and a tail girth of 43 inches. It was taken within the West Central Zone on the Yazoo River.
Earlier this week, there was a new record weight alligator. A gator caught in Claiborne County, over the weekend, on Bayou Pierre in near the Mississippi River, weighed in at 741 pounds and tied the record for length at 13-feet, 6&I1/2-inches.
The holder of the permit is Lee Turner of Madison County.