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September 5, 2013

2 record-breaking alligators killed in Miss.

Two alligators of record-breaking size, both over 700 pounds, were caught this week in Mississippi, one right after the other.

Two alligators of record-breaking size, both over 700 pounds, were caught this week in Mississippi, one right after the other, according to the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks.

The first alligator, weighing in at 723.5 pounds and measuring 13 feet 5.5 inches, was killed shortly after midnight on Sept. 1, breaking the current record of 697.5 pounds from 2012.

An hour later, a second alligator was killed, weighing 727 pounds and measuring 13 feet 4.5 inches.

Mississippi isn't the only home to large alligators. In May 2013, a teen in Texas killed an 800-pound alligator south of San Antonio, according to Fox News.

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