The Jaws of Victory

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All-night hunt produces expedition of a lifetime

  • Lake City friends Chris Charles, (from left) Blake Smith, Wil Porter and Scott Busby battled this 11-foot, nearly 400-pound gator for several hours during an all-night hunt recently on the lower Suwannee River in Dixie County. The reptile gave them a story to tell for a lifetime. (COURTESY)
    Lake City friends Chris Charles, (from left) Blake Smith, Wil Porter and Scott Busby battled this 11-foot, nearly 400-pound gator for several hours during an all-night hunt recently on the lower Suwannee River in Dixie County. The reptile gave them a story to tell for a lifetime. (COURTESY)
(EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is a first-person account of an all-night alligator hunt out of a boat last week on the lower Suwannee River. Chris Charles led the expedition and tells the story. He…

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