Hunters kill massive alligator for eating their cattle

OKEECHOBEE, Fla. (WCMH) – Two hunters tracked down and killed an 800-pound alligator who they say may have been eating cattle on their grounds.

The 15-foot gator was shot at Outwest Farms, an alligator hunting company in Florida, according to WOFL.

Lee Lightsey, who owns the farm, and Blake Godwin, a hunting guide, discovered the monster gator in a cattle pond on April 2 while on a guided hunt. The reptile surfaced about 20 feet in front of them, and Lightsey shot it.

They said they believe the gator was eating their cattle as they came to the pond.

“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,” Godwin told WOFL.

The alligator was so big, Lightsey and Godwin used a farm tractor to haul it out.

The hunters said they plan to donate the meat to charity and have a taxidermist stuff it for display at shows and expos.

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