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Third gator record in a week set at 741.5 pounds

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JACKSON, Miss. (AP) -

Mississippi's record for the heaviest alligator has fallen again with the catch of a 741.5-pounder in the backwater of the Mississippi River near Port Gibson on Sunday morning.

The Clarion-Ledger reports (http://on.thec-l.com/16eBi2v ) that it also tied the record for longest alligator at 13-feet, 6.5-inches.

Jimmy Greer of Canton, Dalco Turner of Gluckstadt, and Jennifer Ratcliff and John Ratcliff of Canton caught the monster.

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Last week, Beth Trammell of Madison took the title for Mississippi's heaviest alligator with her 723.5-pound harvest, only to be bested an hour later by Dustin Bockman of Vicksburg with his massive 727-pound beast.

John Ratcliff says they paddled with the gator into shallow water. They recruited two helpers but it still took the 6 of them 30 minutes to get the gator into the boat.

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Information from: The Clarion-Ledger, http://www.clarionledger.com

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