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Posted: November 10, 2017

Boy, 8, catches 11-foot gator in Florida lake

File photo.  (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)
Sam Greenwood/Getty Images
File photo. (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)

By Chelsea Todaro, Palm Beach Post

An 8-year-old boy in Polk County had his first real gator catch last month -- measuring a whopping 11 feet 3 inches long. 

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Grayson Chantley’s father caught the amazing feat on video as the boy speared the gator on a boat in Lake Kissimmee.

Chantley told WFTS that before he caught the gator, his father woke him up around midnight to go gator hunting -- which he’s done several times with his dad. 

WFTS reports that Chantley grew up fishing and hunting with his family -- who owns Grape Hammock Fish Camp on Lake Kissimmee.

A photo of Chantley shows him with the gator, and the reptile’s head is almost the entire size of him. 

The largest alligator caught in Florida was 14 feet, 3.5 and a half inches long -- found in Brevard County in 2010. 


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