What Was the Largest Alligator Ever Caught?

As of 2014, the largest alligator ever caught was 15 feet long and weighed 1,011.5 pounds. The alligator was caught in August 2014 by Mandy Stokes and her family in a river near Camden, Ala. The previous record for largest alligator caught was set in 2007 with a 880-pound alligator.

Stokes and her family had a five-hour fight with the alligator before Stokes shot the animal. Upon examination of the world-record alligator, a fully intact adult female deer was found in its stomach; researchers believe the alligator ate the deer in one piece, possibly as one of its last meals before Stokes and her family captured and killed it.