Beth Trammell of Madison, Miss., poses with the 723.5-pound alligator she and five others caught over the weekend. Ricky Flynt/Mississippi Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks Department hide caption

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Tastes like chicken, but it's OK for Lent: Fried alligator, as served at New Orleans' Cochon restaurant. Chris Granger/Courtesy of Cochon hide caption

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