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How big is the world's largest alligator on record?

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The longest alligator was 19 feet and the weight was not recorded; the record is located in Louisiana.The Huffington Post announced an Arkansas record of 14 feet and 1,100 pounds in 2013. By length the biggest alligator is 19 feet, but by recorded weight the Arkansas alligator is the largest.

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An alligator 13 feet 4 inches and 760 pounds is the second biggest hunted and recorded in Louisiana. The New York Daily News published the record in 2013. Hunters in Mississippi recorded an alligator at 13 feet 4.5 inches, but only 727 pounds. The Independent News site for the UK published the Mississippi alligator details in 2013. Wikipedia.org notes the American Alligator is the largest of this crocodilian order, while the Chinese Alligator is the smallest. Skeletal remains in China indicate a record of 10 feet for Chinese alligator; however, this was centuries ago. Today they reach at most 7 feet.

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