Florida men catch 750-pound alligator

GULF COUNTY, Fla. (WMBB) – Two Florida men made an unbelievable catch on Sunday. 

Brandon Barfield and Brandon Cutchins said they caught a 750-pound alligator that was more than 12 feet long after they found it around 3:30 Sunday morning and chased it for over four hours. 

They battled the alligator on the rod and reel for over 30 minutes until finally catching it. They said this alligator was a little too big for their 14-foot jon boat, so they had to call in some assistance and drag it back to shore by tow.

They told News 8’s sister station WMBB they have their proper tags and permits to harvest alligators in Gulf County. The men said they will be saving the hide, cleaning the gator for all of his meat and skull mounting his head for memories of their first alligator.