There's been a lot of talk recently about how much meat comes from one of these big gators. Much of the chatter is because it was reported that another processor got 40 lbs. of meat from an animal weighing over 1000 lbs. This picture will help give you perspective. An alligator's tail produces 4 sections of meat - large sections in the case of this 713 lb. gator! One of these sections weighs 39 lbs.!