Florida boy, 8, kills 11-foot alligator

An 8-year-old boy killed an 11-foot alligator last month in Lake Kissimmee after his father woke him up at midnight to take him out hunting, news outlets reported.

"Whenever they're big, I'm just like, I want to get this gator," Grayson Chantley told WFTS in Tampa.

Video captures the moment the boy speared the gator in the lake's night-blackened waters.

Grayson re-created his kill technique for WFTS journalists by standing up in his father's boat with a harpoon and lunging it toward the lake's surface.

"It teaches him how to survive," Grayson's father, Kevin Chantley, told a TV reporter. "It teaches him nature, teaches him life."

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