Monday, June 05, 2006
Gator Country cleanup
Photos by Mark M. Hancock / © The Beaumont Enterprise
An alligator surfaces for a snack during a Gator Country cleanup effort at the theme park in Fannett on Saturday, June 3, 2006.
Gator Country co-owner Sarah Saurage throws a hot dog into the mouth of Kong during a cleanup effort at the theme park in Fannett. The park was seriously flooded by last weekend's rains and almost necessitated the evacuation of some alligators.
Volunteer Vudika Camp (left) of Daisetta, Texas has a staring contest with Big Al (right), a 13-foot alligator, as Camp moves dirt during a Gator Country cleanup effort at the theme park. One of the trees crashed into the fence during the storm. After the tree was uprighted, dirt had to be replaced to let it take root again. Big Al didn't appreciate the work.
Gator Country co-owner Gary Saurage restores a water pump during a cleanup effort at the theme park. The pump filters the water to keep algae from growing in the gator residential ponds. The park is open and ready for visitors again.
Please also see Fay's Gator Country images from July.