"Gotta get another harpoon in that big boy," Dewitt said. He and Sid rigged up a second point attached to another buoy, and I got set to do it all over again. With brute strength, Dewitt and Sid slowly hauled the big gator in, retrieving the rope hand over hand. It was a colossal struggle, the men pulling with all their might. Finally the gator heaved to in the beam, and I stood at the rail with the harpoon. I couldn't believe the size of this animal. With jaws that seemed to be two feet long, it twisted and lunged beside the boat, banging its powerful tail in a frenzied struggle that sent water flying everywhere.