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‘Girthy’ 500-pound alligator in Florida, captured by hunters

It took the trappers two hours before the capture of the alligator (not pictured).
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It took two hours for alligator trappers in Parrish, Fla., to frolic with a huge 12-foot, 500-pound gator that was lurking in a waterway.

The gator, which was caught Wednesday, was the “threat” of the divers who were busy with a private project on the waterway, WKMG-TV reported.

One of the hunters, Jim Cutway, told the news station the divers for the first time saw the gator underwater. She promptly got out and called for help.

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“The divers had less than 5 meters visibility, and she knew that he was there,” Cutway told WKMG-TV.

“The gator was close to them. He was difficult,” he added.

Cutway — with the help of a trapper with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission — then worked to capture and pull the large animal to the shore, which reportedly lasted about two hours.

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It was a “long-fought tug of war,” Cutway said, adding the reptile was a “very girthy, big bull gator.”

Eventually, the animal was captured and was taken to an alligator farm, on the east coast of Florida, WKMG-TV reported.

Jim Cutway declined to comment when contacted by Fox News Friday.

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