Monday, July 02, 2007
Gator Grabbin' Contest
Video © Mark M. Hancock / NewsEagles.com
Each year, alligator wranglers gather at Gator Country in Fannett, Texas to see how many gators they can grab from a pond in 15 minutes. The gators are later tagged and released back into the pond.
Gary Saurage, co-owner of Gator Country and opening narrator, gets bit at about 2:00. Since folks across the pond are unaquainted with the reptilian man-eaters. I cut one scene and deleted the comment and response.
Gator Country has a special license and is responsible for the safety of each animal. They have a high-quality show and the animals are well maintained. This is part of why they must tag them each year. The tag actually protects the gators during floods.
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