920-pound ‘beast’ of an alligator caught in Florida lake where kids swim

“Not every day you get a giant dinosaur in your boat.”

TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) — A monstrous 920 lb. alligator rivaling Florida’s state record was pulled from the murky waters by a Central Florida hunting guide and his team Friday.

NBC affiliate WESH spoke with Kevin Brotz, who helped capture the “beast” that weighed a whopping 920 lbs. and measured an impressive 13 feet 3 ¼ inches.

“I had fear like I never felt before,” Brotz told the outlet.

Brotz runs Florida Gator Hunting and has been a guide and licensed charter captain for nearly 20 years. On that fateful day, he was joined by his two buddies.

“Honestly, my first concern was safety because we were in a smaller boat,” Brotz said.

“When we saw this gator, it was way bigger than anything we’ve ever caught before. It was a giant dinosaur.”

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It took Brotz, Field, and their friend Carson Gore four hours to load the gator.

Brotz said his team captured the massive reptile in an Orlando area lake where children and adults swim.


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