In Yazoo City, Mississippi, a remarkable event unfolded as a group of hunters successfully captured the longest alligator ever documented in the state, as confirmed by the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks.




This remarkable feat was achieved by four local residents: Donald Woods, Will Thomas, Joey Clark, and Tanner White. Their expedition led to the harvesting of an impressive male alligator in the Sunflower River of west Mississippi. This colossal creature weighed a staggering 802.5 pounds (364 kilograms) and measured an astonishing 14 feet and 3 inches (4.3 meters) in length, surpassing the previous record by more than 2 inches, as officially reported by the department.


After their triumphant capture, the hunters commemorated their achievement by lifting the massive alligator using a forklift and posing for a memorable photograph. This extraordinary event unfolded in the heart of Yazoo City, within a designated alligator hunting zone. Mississippi's annual alligator hunting season typically commences on the last Friday in August, concluding on September 4th in the year 2023.