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Record-setting gator caught Sunday in Miss.

(Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks)
(Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks)
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Updated: 9/02/2013 11:08 pm
REDWOOD, Miss. (WTVA) -- Alligator season opened over the weekend, and someone snagged a record catch.

A 13-foot gator was caught Sunday, weighing in at 727 pounds.

The discovery was made in the Mississippi River.

Right now, it holds the weight record for an alligator caught by a Mississippi hunter in a state hunting season.

Alligator hunting has been allowed by the state since 2005.

The current season ends on Sept. 9.
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