Fearless 10 Year Old Brings Home Alligator
Michael Dasher, 10 years old, of Brevard County Florida was fishing in a canal with some of his friends. He felt something on his line, thought he had hooked a big fish, the line snapped. Until he saw the face, Michael thought it was just a big fish, but it was an alligator. The alligator ran at Michael so he hit it with sticks, jumped on its back and wrestled it home. Benjie Cox, Michael's grandfather called the Brevard County Sheriff's Office and wildlife officials when he saw what Michael had drug home.
Cox then gave Michael a stern talking to, which the police did as well, telling him if he was older he would be charged with a felony and hauled off to jail. Michael said next time he will just run from alligators. This 5'9" gator was taken and released into St. John's River. Michael sustained minor scratches on his hands and arms, but gained a memory of a lifetime, from News4Jax.com.