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Arkansas alligator hunter catches massive gator
ARKANSAS -- It's the catch of the week. An Arkansas alligator hunter nabs a massive gator. It's nearly 14 feet long -- and weighs around 1,100 pounds.
You're taught that attitude is everything --"Not a good attitude for a hunter to go out expecting not to get one, but they're really tough to get up on."
But despite the odds - it happened.
We thought we saw one that was worth pursuing."
139 1,100pounds - a record breaker by 6 inches.
"Honestly I thought I don't know what Im going to do with this thing now that I have him,"
Only his second alligator hunt ever - Drew Baker says he hurriedly worked to calm his nerves.
"We tried to position ourselves so that we could come up behind him."
I had to put the dart on a very small window in his side."
He used a harpoon to do the job.
"Fits on the end of a pole, stick it in and that thing will fit sideways then this is attached to rope so I pulled him in fought him with a rope," he said.
He would hang with the gator working to tire it out.
"This one being as big as he is he just thought he was the king of the lake anyway. He wasn't going to be afraid of anybody."
Within 10 yards - baker hits the gator on target.
"All I could think about is Phil Nickelson and how he talks about trying to control his breathing."
And he did control his nerves - but once captured- comes the task of how to move this gator.
"We just had to drag him in the water to get to shore because we couldn't get him in our boat."
He would use his truck to drag the nearly 14 footer off shore.
"What's next for you?
I don't know this is enough for now I think."