Out of only 50 harvest permits granted to alligator hunters in Alabama’s Coastal Management Area this season, one Mobile man managed to bag a massive alligator measuring nearly 13 feet long.

Taylor Douglas and his friends caught an alligator measuring 12 feet 9 inches and weighing 524 pounds in Mobile County.

The crew hooked the gator around 2:15 a.m. Sunday after hunting for three long nights.

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Photos from Taylor Douglas.

The male alligator wasn’t the first one Douglas’ crew had ever killed, but he said it was certainly the largest. Their gator fell a few feet short of the record set 10 years ago by Mandy Stokes who bagged an alligator measuring 15 feet 9 inches and weighing 1,011.5 pounds in Camden, according to multiple reports.

Alligator season in the Coastal Management Area, which covers Mobile and Baldwin Counties, will continue at sunset on August 17 and will end at sunrise on Aug. 20.

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