A 15 foot, 800 pound alligator was killed by a farmer whose cattle were eaten at Outwest Farms in Okeechobee, Fla. on April 2. Who would have ever thought they would come in contact with such a giant creature?
According to Newsweek, this beast was shot and killed by Lee Lightsey, a Florida hunter, when he saw him in one of his cattle ponds. Lightsey told BBC News that he found the “mutilated body parts” of cattle and said the alligator “was a monster which needed to be removed.”
Lightsey shot the alligator when it came within 20 feet of him and his guide Blake Godwin. The large reptile was so heavy that it had to be pulled out of the pond by a tractor.
Newsweek says that, “Lightsey told the BBC he plans to donate the alligator’s meat and taxidermy its carcass.” For those of you who don’t know what “taxidermy” means, Dictionary.com defines it as the art of preparing, stuffing, and mounting the skins of animals. Now that would be a scary thing to have in your house.