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Mass. woman bags 900-lb alligator in S.C.

September 18, 2010 12:00:00 AM PDT
A 5-foot-tall Massachusetts woman caught and killed a 13-foot-long alligator in South Carolina.Maryellen Mara-Christian got a hunting permit through South Carolina's lottery system.

She hooked the gator with her fishing pole and fought for two hours to get it near the boat.

In South Carolina, you have to secure the gator and get it to the boat before it can be shot.

"Your heart's just pumping and pumping he was enormous. You could see this part him coming out of the water - his big belly then you saw his head. His head had to come out for me to shoot," said Mara-Christian.

The 900-pound gator is being processed so Mara-Christian can take it back home to Massachusetts.

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