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PHOTO: Family Catches 1,000-Pound Gator

Matt and Ramona are amazed by an Alabama family that caught a 1,000-pound gator according to

Mandy Stokes and her husband John, along with her brother-in-law Kevin Jenkins and his children Savannah (16) and Parker (14), caught the record-breaking gator.  At 15 feet long and weighing 1,011.5 pounds, it's the largest gator ever legally killed in Alabama.

The hard part wasn't killing the gator, it was weighing it that proved difficult.  The first attempt to weigh the gator failed when it destroyed a winch assembly normally used to lift normal-sized gators.