Photographs of a giant crocodile that lifted with a tractor becoming a hot news among the netizens in cyberspace. According to reports, a giant alligator measuring 15 feet or 4.5 meters and weigh around 780 lbs or 363 kilograms was shot by two hunters on Saturday, April 2, 2016.
As reported by Fox News on Wednesday, April 6, 2016, Lee Lightsey, the owner of Outwest Farms in Okeechobee and Blake Godwin, a hunting guide found the giant alligator was in a small lake in Florida which is used by the cattles as a source of water for drinking.
|Mason Lightsey is pictured with the giant alligator caught at his father Lee Lightsey's farm in Venus, FL, on April 2, 2016. (Picture from: http://adf.ly/1Z9CBE)|
Godwin said, Lightsey shoot the alligator when it is at a distance of about 6 meters in front of them. Because it is too big and heavy to be lifted by them, both men were using a tractor to remove it from the water.
|A giant alligator measuring 15 feet or 4.5 meters and weigh around 780 lbs or 363 kilograms was killed by two hunters on Saturday, April 2, 2016. (Picture from: http://adf.ly/1Z9Ce4)|
Tony Young, a spokesman for the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation comission later confirmed the capture those giant alligator to ABC News, but officers have not been doing measurements and research directly on site.
"Hard to believe there was a large animal in the wild," said Godwin.
"Hunting is a way of life for us, and we feel proud to be able to do it."
The Outwest Farms is a guide services for hunting alligators, wild pigs and turkeys for 18 years. Lightsey said via his Facebook page that he had engaged in hunting almost all his life.
Note: This blog can be accessed via your smart phone