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SC men catch 13-foot, 700-pound gator

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The gator hangs out the back of one of the men's trucks. (Courtesy Travis Smith) The gator hangs out the back of one of the men's trucks. (Courtesy Travis Smith)
SPARTANBURG, SC (FOX Carolina) -

Five Upstate friends managed to catch a huge alligator over the weekend while hunting on Lake Moultrie in Berkeley County.

The Spartanburg County men are celebrating because it took about 30 hours to bring in the gator.

The men said the gator hunt wasn't just about catching an alligator; it was about them just having fun.

SLIDESHOW: Spartanburg Co. men catch huge gator

The alligator weighed in at a whopping 700 pounds, taking them three days catch it. They did admit it took all five of them to get the gator.

Last year, the men caught two gators for the first time. One was a little more than 6 feet and the other a little more than 11 feet.

The five friends hope to go gator hunting once again before the season ends in October. They've already cut it up and plan to eat it. 

After word of their catch received attention, FOX Carolina was contacted by some hunters from Ninety-Six who said they recently caught a 12'10", 1,000 pound gator while hunting out of Stump Hole Landing near Elloree. See photos of their catch here.

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