Hunters captured a 12-foot, 600-pound gator in Flagler County

Matthew Farlow, 25, told News4Jax that he, his brother Robby Farlow, and friend Tyler Greene legally capture the beast of an animal in a tributary of the St. Johns River.

FLAGLER COUNTY, Fla. – A 12-foot, 600-pound gator was hooked by three men in Flagler County on Oct. 6 at 8 p.m.

Matthew Farlow, 25, told News4Jax that he, his brother Robby Farlow, and friend Tyler Greene legally captured the beast of an animal in a tributary of the St. Johns River.

Farlow posted to Facebook saying: “Flipped the switch on a dinosaur. It was pure chaos. This beast gave Robby Farlow a right hook and a black eye. Destroyed a bang stick and broke a boat trailer. 12′1 and between 600-700 pounds. Thanks Tyler Greene for making it all happen.”

Farlow said they kept the meat to eat and that they are going to get the head mounted. He also said they will use the skin for boots, wallets and belts.

“Nothing goes to waste,” Farlow said.

Monster gator captured in Flagler County.

About the Author:

Carianne Luter is a social media producer for News4Jax and has worked at Channel 4 since December 2015. She graduated from the University of North Florida with a degree in communications.