Sept. 9 (UPI) -- A Georgia hunter set a new state record when he bagged a 700-pound, 14-foot-long alligator on Lake Eufala.
Derrick Snelson said he could tell there was a big one on his line when he was hunting last week on the lake in Quitman County and it took him and four others more than five hours to land the reptilian behemoth.
"It was just unbelievable. I really can't describe it. You need to see it," Snelson told WSB-TV.
Experts said Snelson's catch, which weighed in at 700 pounds and measured 14 feet long, is a new Georgia state record.
"We'll have it 'life-size' mounted," Snelson said. "I guess I'll have to build a house around it. It's going to be a monster laying on the living room floor for a while!"
Alligator season in Georgia starts in mid-August and runs through early October. Hunters must obtain special permits and the bag limit is one.