Video: 8-year-old Florida boy catches 11-foot gator in lake

By: Chelsea Todaro, The 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. 

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, with the reptile’s head almost the entire size of him. 

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


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