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

May 28, 2011 12:00:00 AM PDT
Ten-year-old Michael Dasher's idea of a pet didn't go over so well with his parents. He dragged home a 6-foot alligator.

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.