THE LARGEST ALLIGATOR HARVESTED IN WEST BATON ROUGE PARISH
Hunter, Jim White, and his pals captured the gargantuan gator September 14, 2013 while trolling for gators on a river in West Baton Rouge Parish. Moby did not set a record in Louisiana - the books only note the animal's length, not their weight and the longest gator on record was more than 19 feet long. Moby did however, set a record for West Baton Rouge Parish.
Moby will be on display at the West Baton Rouge Tourist Center starting Friday, August 1st. Visitors and the general public are welcome to come and see this huge gator. A pictoral display of his capture will also be available for viewing.
"We are so excited to have Moby in the Tourist Information Center," said Sharon Stam, Executive Director of the West Baton Rouge Convention & Visitors Bureau. "We saw a story on TV recently about Moby. His owners were looking for a good home for him. I called the station and got the contact information for Jim White and the rest is history," Stam added. "We are confident that Moby will be a great addition to our marketing campaign to entice visitors to West Baton Rouge Parish and the Capital Region."
Moby will be available for viewing at the Tourist Information Center located on I-10 West at Exit #151, Monday through Saturday 8:30am - 4:30pm and Sunday 9:00am - 2:00pm.