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What is the largest alligator ever killed in Louisiana?

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The largest alligator ever killed in Louisiana was approximately 14 feet and 8 inches long with a weight of 880 pounds. The alligator was caught by four hunters, Jarrett Janus, Justin Wells, Ryan Haltom and Tommy Brass, in Chalk Creek.

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The average size of a female alligator is approximately 8.2 feet and the average size of a male alligator is approximately 11.2 feet.

Alligators have an armored body that is embedded with bony plates known as osteoderms or scutes and four short legs protruding from the body.

The largest alligator to be caught and recorded worldwide is one that measures 15 feet and 9 inches in length. This alligator was caught in Alabama.

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