Troy Landry, host of History channel’s hit show ‘Swamp People,’ has caught a number of impressive alligators over the course of his career. One of the biggest gators he’s ever encountered weighed in at an astonishing 13 feet 9 inches and weighed 600 pounds! This behemoth of an animal was eventually tagged and released back into the wild.
Troy Landry is a master gator hunter, who has been honing his skills since the age of 9. He has become one of the most sought-after alligator hunters in Louisiana, and routinely participates in hunts to protect the eco-systems of the area’s many swamps.
When he encountered this 13-foot 9 inch gator during a hunting trip, he remarked that it was “the biggest I’ve ever seen.” Fortunately, Troy and his team were able to safely capture the animal and tag it before setting it free into its natural habitat. The team likely learned valuable details about this particular species from their encounter, which can help with future conservation efforts.