Panhandle hunter kills 550-pound gator

PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — One Panhandle man has a new trophy — a 12-foot, 550-pound alligator.

Tracy Brown won an alligator hunting permit in a statewide lottery. He and two friends caught the monster gator in the Escambia River earlier this month.

Brown told The Pensacola News Journal that the men harpooned the gator and wrestled it into his boat after fighting for three hours to capture the animal.



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