An aligator surfaces in a pond near located near the Space Shuttle Discovery as it sits on launch pad 39b at Kennedy Space Center December 8, 2006 in Cape Canaveral, Florida. NASA will attempt another nighttime shuttle launch December 19 after scrubbing after the first due to excessive cloud cover.

Talk about massive! As a girl from South Carolina, I have seen plenty of gators in neighborhoods throughout my life. But, never have I ever, seen something this ridiculously large! A 625-pound gator was recently caught at Lake Marion in South Carolina. That’s right, 625 pounds!

WCCB Charlotte reports that the 625-pound gator was caught by a crew from Cordray’s, a meat processing shop in South Carolina. The group’s Facebook post shows a photo of the insanely massive gator and says, “Nick Gibert and crew with their 625 lb., 13’, Lake Marion gator.” It truly is one of the most massive gators I have ever seen and was caught in South Carolina’s largest lake, guess that makes sense. Where else could something big like this fit?

Did you know there is an alligator hunting season? The season began September 10th, so I guess they kicked off the season on a high note. Alligator hunting season will run until October 8th. South Carolina’s Department of Natural Resources has official rules and regulations regarding alligator hunting season. I personally don’t play to participate, because I would not want to be that close to any gator, big or small. How about you?