Skip to comments.Hunters bag 920-pound ‘dinosaur’ alligator: ‘I thought I was going to die’
Posted on 09/01/2023 1:29:29 PM PDT by DFG
Thought last week’s Mississippi monster was impressive?
A team of hunters put those gator grabbers to shame after hauling a more than 900-pound “dinosaur” gator from a Florida lake, as seen in jaw-dropping videos and photos making waves online.
“I had fear like I never felt before,” Kevin Grotz, an outdoorsman who runs the outfit Florida Gator Hunting, told Orlando station WESH 2 of corralling the huge beast.
Weighing a whopping 920 pounds and measuring 13.3 feet long, the gatorzilla was the second largest specimen ever harvested in the state — with the biggest weighing 1,000 pounds.
The lifelong Floridian said he’d never “experienced anything like this” in his 20 years as a charter boat captain.
Grotz and his team found the behemoth reptile in a lake near an Orlando population hub and knew they had to remove it to keep people safe.
“Ultimately, if a beast of that size gets a hold of you or, God forbid, a child, the odds are tough,” said Grotz, who got to work removing the gargantuan gator right away.
Wrassling the reptile was no small feat.
“Honestly, my first concern was safety because we were in a smaller boat,” Grotz said. “And then you add a gator whose head is this big. All he has to do is turn, and we’re in trouble.”
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there’s the line I was hoping for. Oughta get some nice comments on the thread 👍
You beat me!
Can it play quarterback, or defense, or offensive line....
There are a lot of 8-10’ gators. Not many 13’ gators. That’s a biggin’. Imagine all he’s eaten during his lifetime.
Hire Urbs back.
Poor lil’ gator...he dindunuffin....
More remarkable is the guy in the first pic balancing a truck cab on his head.
Why is this suddenly a threat now? It’s obviously been around a long time. This is trophy hunting. It wasn’t roaming the streets of Orlando.
I mean how the hell do you get two players wearing the same number on the field? Only the Gators!
“As for specifically where the gator was caught, Brotz declined to say because he doesn’t want a ton of people scrambling to get tags for that lake.”
PSU had two O-lineman block each other on a particular play a few years back.
ahhh, ty. I live in otown. There are beaucoup lakes around here, many VERY rural which would be the perfect place for a Lake Placid experience :)
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