Mississippi Brothers Harvest Record-Breaking Alligator

Mississippi Brothers Harvest Record-Breaking Alligator
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The current flood of the Pearl River has impacted many areas in Southern Mississippi, but for two Mississippi residents, this flooding created the perfect storm to harvest a record-breaking alligator.

The alligator, known as “Yellow 410,” was tagged in 2009 but has eluded hunters for years. Although it is difficult to age alligators, wildlife officials estimate that she was around 75 to 100 years old. Measuring 10 feet and 2 inches, she is now the longest female alligator ever taken in Mississippi.

Two brothers, Jim and Richie Denson, of Madison, Mississippi, made their debut in alligator hunting this season but reported a rough beginning. They described both Friday and Saturday as unsuccessful, but their luck changed on their Sunday hunt. Their day began when Jim’s fishing partner called to inform him of an alligator he spotted around the Ross Barnett Reservoir. His fishing partner had never been able to access this backwater lake upriver of Ross Barnett Reservoir. However,…

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