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08/26/05

Trapped Gator Weighs In At 450 Pounds

A few Biloxi residents encountered an interesting neighbor Friday afternoon.

An 11-foot-long alligator was found near a pond off Melissa Street in Biloxi. The gator weighed in at a whopping 450 pounds.

Alligator trapper Sam Searcy says this is one of the biggest alligators he has ever had to capture in this area. He even had to call in his wife to help him.

"It gave me a work out. I don't know who won. Well, I won because he's tied up in the truck," Searcy said.

The gator likely came out of the back bay. Trapper Searcy says the state does not have a place to keep such big gators, so unfortunately, he'll have to be killed.

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