Florida couple captures 13.5-foot alligator

Louann Williams opens the mouth of a 13-foot-7-inch alligator that she caught with her husband, Ben, in Lake George on the St. Johns River, on Wednesday Sept. 11, ,Putnam County, Fla. The couple owns Fisherman’s Dock Seafood Market in Mandarin, Fla. (AP Photo/The Florida Times-Union, Will Dickey)

Louann Williams opens the mouth of a 13-foot-7-inch alligator that she caught with her husband, Ben, in Lake George on the St. Johns River, on Wednesday Sept. 11, ,Putnam County, Fla. The couple owns Fisherman’s Dock Seafood Market in Mandarin, Fla. (AP Photo/The Florida Times-Union, Will Dickey)

Louann Williams, left, helps employees load a 13-foot-7-inch alligator into a refrigerated truck with ice inside on Wednesday Sept. 11, 2013. Louann and her husband, Ben, caught the gator in Lake George on the St. Johns River on Wednesday. (AP Photo/The Florida Times-Union, Will Dickey)

Louann Williams, left, helps employees load a 13-foot-7-inch alligator into a refrigerated truck with ice inside on Wednesday Sept. 11, 2013. Louann and her husband, Ben, caught the gator in Lake George on the St. Johns River on Wednesday. (AP Photo/The Florida Times-Union, Will Dickey)

Bill Williams, right, and his wife Louann prepare to move a 13-foot-7-inchg-long alligator that they caught in Lake George on the St. Johns River on Wednesday Sept. 11, 2013, in Putnam County, Fla. The couple owns Fisherman’s Dock Seafood Market in Mandarin, Fla. (AP Photo/The Florida Times-Union, Will Dickey)

Bill Williams, right, and his wife Louann prepare to move a 13-foot-7-inchg-long alligator that they caught in Lake George on the St. Johns River on Wednesday Sept. 11, 2013, in Putnam County, Fla. The couple owns Fisherman’s Dock Seafood Market in Mandarin, Fla. (AP Photo/The Florida Times-Union, Will Dickey)

JACKSONVILLE — A north Florida couple captured an alligator that is roughly 13-feet, 7 inches long.

Ben and Louann Williams spotted the gator Wednesday morning along the northern reaches of Lake George in Putnam County.

The Florida Times-Union reports the couple hauled the alligator to their seafood market in Mandarin. Ben Williams says they'll get 200 or more pounds of meat, plus the hide and claws, from the gator.

Florida fish and wildlife officials say estimating the gator's weight is tricky, but other record-size gators about the same size weigh between 700 and 870 pounds.

The Williams had four permits to catch alligators from the state's lottery-style permitting system. The state designates areas where alligators can be captured in during a season that runs from mid-August to Nov. 1.

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