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ORLANDO, Fla. -- An Orange County Sheriff's deputy captured a huge alligator during a recent hunt.

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Jason Forgy and some of his friends were hunting in August when they spotted the alligator along the Econlockhatchee River in Seminole County.

The hunters said it took two encounters and hours of struggling to capture the reptile.

The alligator weighed 737 pounds, which could break the record as the largest one ever captured.

Some hunters along the Mississippi River caught a 14-foot alligator that weighed 654 pounds in August.