He was taking a boat ride on the Apalachicola River with his wife when he spotted it lying on a bank and quickly called his friend Rodney Smith, who can legally hunt alligators thanks to state-issued gator tags. They were able to get the gator but couldn’t believe the size of him once they got close.
Across the top of his head, the gator measured 16 inches wide. He weighed in at 1,008 pounds and measured over 13 feet long. It took the pair some 3 ½ hours to move the animal the 100 feet to their boat. The state record for length is 14 feet, 3.5 inches, weighing 1,043 pounds.
Source: New York Post