Fla. boy brings home 6-foot gator to keep as pet

ROCKLEDGE, Fla.

The Rockledge, Fla. boy said the gator attacked him and some friends while they were fishing in a canal. They tried to reel it in, and eventually subdued it and brought it home.

Dasher's father said the boy often catches snakes, but this went a bit far.

Michael got a stern talk from his father and from police. He has promised to run away next time he encounters an alligator.

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