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Wednesday's BIG Catch
Wednesday's BIG Catch

In Florida we share our waters with and interesting and intimidating reptile, the Florida Alligator.

While most people would steer clear of a swamp monster this size, a group of local trappers were proud of today's catch.

Alligator hunting is permitted in Florida, but under strict guidelines. A "Limited Entry Permit" is required, and there is a lot of red tape to cut through to get one, if you are even lucky enough to receive one.

There are also strict rules and guidelines to abide by as well. All of this information can be found at :

It is not everyday you come across a catch like this, or the chance to take an up close look at such and interesting creature.

These pictures were taken in Hastings near the St. John's County Line at 4:50 p.m. on August 24, 2011, shortly after the alligator was captured.

The monster reptile was all of 9 feet long, and definitely a catch to be proud of.

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