Monster 15ft, 363kg alligator killed after eating cows

Outwest Farms, Inc. | Facebook

HUNTERS have killed a 100-year-old alligator in Okeechobee, Florida.

The 15ft, 363kg monster was fatally shot after terrorising livestock on a farm.

The Daily Mail reports Outwest Farms owner, Lee Lightsey and hunting guide, Blake Godwin, discovered the alligator in their cattle ponds last week.

They believed it was eating the farm's cows.

Godwin told Fox 13 they discovered the remains of cattle in the water.

"We determined that he was in fact attacking our livestock as they came to drink."

So when the animal surfaced 20ft from them on Saturday, they shot it.

The gator was so large they had to use a tractor to drag it out of the pond.

They plan on donating the enormous creature's meat to charity and having the alligator taxidermied so they can display it at their hunting shows and expos.


Silly Solly’s first NSW store to open on Northern Rivers

Premium Content Silly Solly’s first NSW store to open on Northern Rivers

Discount retail giant has announced the location of first NSW store

Family of killed inmate says he won't 'die in vain'

Premium Content Family of killed inmate says he won't 'die in vain'

Dwayne Johnstone shot in the back by police after escaping

Man on 56 charges wants case to proceed to trial

Premium Content Man on 56 charges wants case to proceed to trial

Police allege they found stolen jewellery, power tools, watches