Hunter Neeley of South Carolina is a skilled alligator hunter! He reeled in a 13-foot, 6.5-inch alligator in Santee Lake! The gator weighed over a thousand pounds, and was caught on September 29th.
Turns out it was actually his second alligator he'd caught in two weeks. He'd helped a friend with another large gator (12 foot, 7 inches, 800 pounds) just the week before.
If you're wondering what happens with the dead alligator... Neeley said he donates it to charity. A friend of Neeley will handle the taxidermy, making a head mount.
Alligator hunting season ends tomorrow!
Photo source: Hunter Neeley