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What could possibly go wrong?: Photos of children riding alligators
06.01.2017
11:20 am
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Like it says in the title, “What could possible go wrong?” A lot of these vintage images are from the Los Angeles Alligator Farm located in the Lincoln Heights neighborhood of Los Angeles, California. The singularly stupid tourist attraction was opened in 1907. In 1953 the attraction moved to Buena Park, California where it was renamed the California Alligator Farm. The farm closed its doors in 1984 due to poor attendance. I’m shocked it was allowed to go on that long, quite honestly.

According to Wikipedia (and I truly hope this is true) the alligators were moved to a private estate in Florida where we can presume no one tried to ride them… (The word about the gators had probably gotten out by then, you’d think.)


 

 

 
More images after the jump…

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06.01.2017
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Dingbat hand-feeds alligator breakfast cereal
04.02.2014
11:27 am
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A Florida—go figure—woman living in a senior community caught her neighbor hand-feeding an alligator. “She would bring food back and forth and feed him and he would hang out there all day with her,” Lynette Miller said.

Miller captured video of the woman in Port St. Lucie last year and says she saw her multiple times feeding the gator. “She nicknamed the gator Puppy Puppy. She would yell at him and he would come,” Miller said.

Other neighbours also saw the gator. “I would hear ‘puppy, puppy, puppy.’ I thought the woman was calling for her husband. But she said ‘no, I am calling for the alligator,’ ” Grace LaPlace said. Neighbours say they saw the woman feeding the gator all different kinds of food including cereal.

If this lady was a character on The Walking Dead I’m pretty sure the other humans would just shoot her.
 

Via Arbroath

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04.02.2014
11:27 am
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Vintage alligator gown circa 1920s
09.26.2012
02:48 pm
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I have no idea of the provenance of this image. Is it old? Is it new? Is it ‘shopped? In any case, it’s damned cool and I thought I’d share it.

Via Twisted Vintage

 

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09.26.2012
02:48 pm
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What’s the difference between the Alligator and Crocodile?
09.19.2011
12:50 pm
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Now you know.

(via Neatorama and Fake Science)

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09.19.2011
12:50 pm
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