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Man breaks state record for longest gator caught

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DECATUR COUNTY, GA (WALB) -

By LeiLani Golden - bio | email

DECATUR COUNTY, GA (WALB) –A Decatur County man holds the new state record for the longest alligator caught during Georgia's gator hunting seasons.

Randy Hand caught the 13-foot, 9-inch gator weighting 692 pounds in Lake Seminole Sunday night.

That's a full 3-inches longer than the previous record set back in 2008 at Lake Blackshear.

Hand says he caught the gator in honor of his brother Melvin, who always wanted to get a gator but passed away before he had the chance.

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