A record-breaking alligator was caught in Mississippi on Sunday, just hours into the annual state alligator hunt.

Dustin Bockman, a UPS driver from Vicksburg, Miss., caught the four-metre, 330-kilogram alligator in the Mississippi River — in the dark.

The gargantuan gator, a record size for Mississippi, took two hours to wrangle into the boat.

Bockman described his record-breaking catch in an interview with Carol Off on CBC’s As It Happens — and explained what he plans to do with his kill.

"Probably make a lot of boots and wallets and stuff for all the people who helped me capture the alligator and all the people involved," said Bockman.

Listen to the rest of the interview here.