Nearly half-ton gator caught on Lake Eufaula




Scott Evans and a team of hunters caught a 900 pound alligator at Lake Eufaula on August 14, 2015. The near record alligator is believed to be the second largest alligator ever caught in the state, only beaten by the world record Stokes Alligator caught last year.

Scott Evans and a team of hunters caught a 900 pound alligator at Lake Eufaula on August 14, 2015. The near record alligator is believed to be the second largest alligator ever caught in the state, only beaten by the world record Stokes Alligator caught last year.
Scott Evans and a team of hunters caught a 900 pound alligator at Lake Eufaula on August 14, 2015. The near record alligator is believed to be the second largest alligator ever caught in the state, only beaten by the world record Stokes Alligator caught last year.
The massive alligator caught by Scott Evans, of Center Point, and his friends, Jeff and Justin Gregg, on Aug. 14 has officially weighed in at 920 pounds.

The gator was weighed at Dixon Lumber Co. in Eufaula.

“We knew it was big,” Evans said. “We took some measurements of its girth, base and around its tail” after it was in the boat.

“It is pretty amazing when you think about it,” he added.

Evans’ gator is expected to be a Lake Eufaula record breaker for its 13-foot 6-inch size.

Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Wildlife Biologist Richard Tharp told AL.com today, though, that he’s still not received any official paperwork on the gator so a determination can’t yet be made.

The gator is expected to produce 250 pounds of meat.

“It won’t go to waste,” Evans said. He’s collected some new recipes, and he’s planning a big Labor Day cookout.

Evans said he’s received lots of attention after the news broke of his catch. Now, he trying to have his gator put on display at an outdoor store. He’s received an email back from Cabela’s who asked him to send back some photos of the beast. Read More and See Pictures at AL.com




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