Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Gator Country In Fannett, Texas


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The patient monster.


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Big Al (left) and Allie (right). They're such a romantic couple.


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A trainer gives the signal to Big Al to open its mouth. Would you like to be the trainer?


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You're welcome to feed the gators hot dogs. We went in the afternoon. By then the gators had enough of the hot dogs. So, convincing them to eat any extra was really a big achievement on the part of the feeder.


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Their smiley faces are really amazing knowing they can eat you without any hesitation.


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Three gators taking a break to reflect on their show life.


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A trainer feeds the gators during the show. It's nice to trust those monsters.


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A small gator welcomes the visitors with its sharp teeth. You can wrestle with this gator if you like. I'm serious.


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Trainer Lance Herring demonstrates how to control the gator without being hurt.


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Jordon Camb, 9, from Daisetta, Texas showing her skills in holding a baby gator. She's a gator trainer in training.


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Trainer Justin Smith holds the alligator snapping turtle. It's as vicious as the gators.


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Big Al is bored after one of the shows. I never knew gators can get bored.

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