Catching an alligator is an accomplishment all on its own, but THIS… this is both awesome and sickening.
If you’ve ever seen an episode of Swamp People, you’ll know that it’s a big deal to catch an alligator even bigger than 10 feet and weighing more than 500 pounds. This family team hauled in a gator twice as big. The beast is 15-feet long and weighing in at more than 1,000 pounds.
While this record-breaking alligator was news enough, what they found in his stomach made headlines!
In August 2014, the Stokes family from Camden, Alabama, legally hauled in the massive gator topping the scales at 1,011.5 pounds. When they went to skin the reptile, they found a fully intact carcass of an adult female deer. But that wasn’t all! They also found two full squirrel carcasses.
“What you had here was a big alligator that was warm and really cranked up and running efficiently,” Dr. Kent Vliet from the University of Florida told The Birmingham News. “Even though that deer would have provided enough energy for it to survive for two years, it just couldn’t pass up those squirrels.”
Watch the video below:
If you thought that thing was scary, when you compare crocodile’s to vicious alligators like these they are tame as teddy bears in comparison. According to scientists, the Nile crocodile have been proven to be more dangerous than the native crocodiles and alligators. The second largest living crocodilian, the Nile can reach 20 feet (six meters) in length and take down everything from hippos to humans and here is a list of the largest ever found:
True crocs are large aquatic reptiles that live throughout the tropics in Africa, Asia, the Americas and Australia. Here is a compilation of the top 10 largest crocodiles ever recorded.
No. 10: Puento Noire Crocodile (5.40 meters/17.71 feet)
This unnamed monster crocodile was at the center of a many hoaxes. This aggressive Nile specimen was killed in a safety operation near Puento Noire, Republic of Congo. Estimated size: 17 feet 8 in.
No. 9: Gomek (5.42 meters/17.8 feet)
Gomek was a large saltwater crocodile captured by George Craig in Papua New Guinea. While he was generally considered ‘safe’, feeders still used long tongs to feed Gomek, he was generally considered to be a “tame” crocodile and was the favorite of the Alligator farm and people around the nation.
One of the largest and tamest captive crocodile in existence. He died at 17.8 ft long and weighed 860 kg (1896 pounds).
No. 8: Cassius (5.48 meters/17 feet 11 in)
This saltwater giant has been claimed as the largest crocodile held in captivity in Australia and was recognized by the Guinness World Records as the world’s largest crocodile in captivity in 2011. He is missing his front left leg and tip of his tail due to vicious fights. He was captured after attacking boats and causing a nuisance. Cassius is 17 feet 11 in long, and believed to be around 110 year old.
No. 7-6: Yai and Utan (5.5 meters/18 feet)
Yai is an estuarine–Siamese hybrid in Thailand. Yai has a great tolerance of people. Feeders and caretakers can clean him, and touch him without fear. Even visitors are getting really close to him.
Utan is also a hybrid breed between a saltwater and Siamese crocodile. He weighs in at 2000 lbs and is just over 18 ft in length. He currently lives in Alligator Adventure, a reptilian facility located in North Myrtle Beach, one of South Carolina’s most outstanding tourist attractions. I had the pleasure of meeting this sweet fella in 2015.
No. 5: Brutus (5.60 meters/18 feet 4 in)
This huge saltwater crocodile is named “Brutus” has three limbs! Brutus is missing his front leg following what is believed to have been a confrontation with a bull shark in the river’s estuary – leaving many people to wonder just how big the shark was. Brutus is conservatively estimated 18 feet 4 in and weighing about a ton.
No. 4: Bujang Senang (5.88 meters/19 feet 3 inches)
Bujang Senang was a saltwater crocodile living in Borneo. The locals said that he was a man-eater (some people even claimed that he had been around and killing for at least thirty years). He was 19 feet 3 inches long and weighing over a ton.
No. 3: Gustave (~6 meters/19.68 feet)
Not the biggest ever recorded but is the most feared beast ever. It is a large male Nile crocodile rumored to have killed as many as 300 humans from the banks of the Ruzizi River. In 2002 it was stated that he could be “easily more than 20 feet (6 meters) long”, and weigh more than a ton.
No. 2: Dominator (6.1 meters/20 feet)
Dominator has not officially been measured but is estimated to measure up to 20 feet and weighs over a ton.
No. 1: Lolong (6.17 meters/20 feet 3 in) – IS the largest crocodile ever measured at 20 ft 3 in and weighed 2,370 lbs. Lolong was the largest crocodile in captivity. He was also the biggest crocodile ever measured from snout-to-tail. Lolong was suspected of eating a fishermen who went missing and also of consuming a 12-year-old girl whose head was discovered two years earlier. He was also the primary suspect in the disappearance of sea horses in the area. In the examination of the stomach contents after his capture, remnants of water buffaloes reported missing before Lolong’s capture were found, but no human remains.