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Boat-towing gator sets record

A man who trapped and killed an alligator so big it pulled his boat around a lake has snared what authorities say is Florida's longest gator on record, exceeding 14 feet.

Wildlife officials say the gator caught by a nurse who traps gators as a hobby, weighed 654 pounds and measured 14 feet, 3-1/2 inches.

The hunter said the gator thrashed and pulled his boat for about 45 minutes after being harpooned and took two hours to tow to dock.

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