Dallas lawyer bags 880-pound alligator

DALLAS, TX Dallas lawyer Levi McCathern says he hankered after some monster alligator for live game hunting. On the stagnant waters of the Trinity River about two hours downstream from Dallas in Leon County, he and a guide found a 14-foot-long, 880-pound bull gator sunning himself on the river bank.

McCathern says he killed it with a shot to its tiny reptilian brain.

Then the hard work began. Fishing guide Steve Barclay says it took two hours to raise the gator from the river bottom with a two-ton winch.

Amos Cooper of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department alligator program says four alligators 14 feet long or more have been documented in Texas since 1984.

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