700 Pound Gator found in irrigation ditch


Brent Howze, the wildlife biologist who is seen crouching behind the reptile

A nearly a 13-foot, 700 pound alligator was found in an irrigation ditch, The officials with the Georgia Department of Natural Resources said this week.


"The only way these animals get this large is by avoiding humans."



The giant reptile was found in the ditch near Lake Blackshear, Melissa Cummings, a spokeswoman for the Georgia DNR, told First Coast News.

"It's a testament to Georgia's alligator-management program that alligators can grow to this size," she said. "The only way these animals get this large is by avoiding humans."