Meet Gator Girl Who Wrestles Giant Alligators Then Plants Kisses On Their Snouts

Meet Gator Girl Who Wrestles Giant Alligators Then Plants Kisses On Their Snouts

A BEAUTIFUL alligator wrestler feeds, washes and even KISSES monster reptiles at a wildlife park in Florida.

Gabby Scampone, 22, from New York, moved to Fort Lauderdale last year and helps relocated problem gators which have been deemed threats to their habitats.

She also volunteers at Everglades Holiday Park, where she puts on a wrestling show with the dangerous beasts whilst also educating the audience.

The animal lover, who has 46,000 Instagram followers, posts snaps of her caring for the animals on social media.

Gabby admits that most people think she is “crazy” for handling such dangerous predators.

She said: “A lot of people, 95 per cent, think that the alligators are going to chase them and eat them and kill you.

“They are not going to kill you and attack you for no reason.

“They want to be left alone. People get bit if they are feeding the alligator, harassing the animal, but they are pretty chill, even in the wild.

“They don’t want anything to do with you.’

Gabby spends her days relocating nuisance alligators from back gardens and local lakes to regions that are safer for them and the residents nearby.

While she loves her day job, the nature of the emergency-based job means interrupted dates and little time for a social life.

Her favourite alligator is an elderly reptile named Swamp Thing, who has a permanently broken back leg and a cataract in one eye.

“He is more of a pet; we don’t really use him for shows,” she said.

“But he is just really sweet, he has his own routine.

“Every single morning when we clean the pit, he will go and let the water just push in his face.

“You know, just lay there and he will let me cuddle with him. He is a sweetheart and I love him.”

While the 22-year-old has a great relationship with the alligators, she is realistic about the risks that come with working with them.


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