OKEECHOBEE , Fla., April 5 (UPI) -- A pair of hunters at a Florida farm were able to capture a 15-foot-long alligator.
Outwest Farms shared a photo of the enormous reptile to its Facebook page, saying it was the largest gator they had ever caught.
"Lee Lightsey and I had the pleasure of doing a guided gator hunt this morning and killed the largest gator we have ever killed in the wild!" the farm's Facebook post stated. "He measured out at just under 15 foot!"
The hunters told Fox 13 News the gator weighed about 800 pounds. Photos show it being lifted out of the water using a tractor.
Hunting guide Blake Goodwin said it appeared the gator had been eating livestock from the farm.
"We also discovered the remains [of] what we determined to be cattle in the water. We determined that he was in fact attacking our livestock as they came to drink," he said.
The company plans to donate the gator's meat to charity and to taxidermy the body for display.