Brain Game: Vampire!

I'm more of a zombie fan than a vampire fan, but the latter is what gave rise to the word ladder in today's mentalfloss.com Brain Game Wednesday Wordplay challenge. Enjoy!

By changing one letter in each step to form English words, and leaving all other letters in their original positions, convert BITE into NECK in the fewest possible steps.

B I T E
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N E C K

Here is a 5-step SOLUTION.
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