Our second stop on Saturday was Gatorland! We got the star treatment there! My car was a little late due to a lot of mishaps. Once we arrived, we caught up to the rest of the group at the White Alligators. There was four of them on display. They were very cool to look at. They seemed lonely but it was explained to us that they needed to be separate or they’d kill each other. 🙁
On display for a limited engagement, the rare white alligator collection will feature four of the world’s largest white leucistic alligators known to roam the planet. Ivory in color, the large reptiles are each ten to eleven plus feet in length, weigh over 500 pounds and have reflective blue eyes that are believed to have the ability to command good fortune to those lucky enough to make eye contact with the blue eyed beauties.
After that we were off to feed the gators. When I say feed the gators, I don’t mean stand at a fence and throw meat over to them… We get on the other side of the fence WITH the gators! I don’t think there was more than 5 feet between us and them! We each got to take a turn putting on gloves and throwing out hunks of raw chicken to the gators. I had horrible aim. I really wanted one to catch my chicken but it didn’t happen. Look how close the gators are in the first picture below:
You can see above that we got to see gator wrestling next. The wrestler pulls a gator out of the moat around the sand by it’s tail and then proceeds to wrestle it until he has control over it’s jaws. After he shows you some tricks with it’s mouth it flips the gator over and “puts it to sleep.” After the show, you can pay extra to wrestle the gators yourself.
I would definitely recommend Gatorland for some full family entertainment. I’ll be taking the family back there for sure when we go visit. Thank you Gatorland for letting us play all day on Saturday.
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