QUITMAN COUNTY, Ga. — A metro area man has just set a new Georgia state record for bagging the biggest alligator.
Derrick Snelson knew he had a whopper on the line. But it wasn't until he got it to this boat that he realized it was 14-feet long.
Snelson said hunting and fishing is almost as important as “God and country.”
“It was just unbelievable. I really can't describe it. You need to see it,” Snelson said.
His latest catch was a record.
John Trammel was the deck hand for last week's hunt on Lake Eufala in Quitman County. It took a crew of five more than five hours to bring the 700-pound reptile in.
Snelson still can't believe it's Georgia’s biggest.
“We'll have it 'life-size' mounted,” Snelson said. “I guess I'll have to build a house around it. It's going to be a monster laying on the living room floor for a while!"
There is an alligator hunting season in Georgia, running from mid-August through early October.
Hunters have to get a special permit and the bag limit is one. Snelson figures he landed the one.
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