Sunday, December 09, 2007

Gator Country expansion

Photos by Mark M. Hancock / © The Beaumont Enterprise

Big Al catches some rays in his pond while work continues on a new, full-service restaurant at Gator Country in Fannett on Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2007. The theme park will reopen on March 1 and the restaurant will open April 15, 2008.

One of two new Nile Crocodiles lays in the sun at Gator Country in Fannett.

Gator Country owner Gary Saurage (right) directs Steven Parr (in backhoe) as they move a gift shop at the theme park.

Cold-blooded alligators try to absorb sunlight at Gator Country.

These were shot right after a cold front, so the gators and crocs were moving slowly. Don't get this close to a Nile Croc unless it's cold.

Please see the Gator grabbin' contest video at Gator Country from this summer.

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