Currently, I have some family who live in Mississippi, and the family members who live there have told me stories about run-ins with alligators. But those stories fail in comparison with the alligator story that hit the news Monday.

Three days into Mississippi’s alligator hunting season, state wildlife officials announced on Monday that two parties have submitted record-breaking alligators.

Originally, the previous weight record for a hunted alligator was 697.5 pounds.

On Saturday, a hunting party led by Beth Trammell of Madison, Mississippi captured a 13-foot, 5.5-inch alligator that weighed 723.5-pounds.

One hour later, Dustin Brockman of Vicksburg, Mississippi, along with his brother and a friend, brought in a record-breaking alligator that weighed 727 pounds and was 13-feet 4.5-inches long.

NBC News

Even though the weight record has been broken, the current length record for a hunted alligator has yet to be broken. The current length record is 13 feet, 6.5 inches.

Granted, I personally like to go fishing. But I think I’ll stick with the actual fish.