Alligator Alcatraz


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Deep in the heart of Seminole Country in Florida’s Everglades, there’s a privately-owned animal park that serves to educate others about the wildest aspects of North America: Billie Swamp Safari.

And sometimes a massive alligator will lurk beneath the airboat dock where visitors gather for swamp and wildlife tours. It’s possible that people have been feeding this alligator to draw him nearby.

Alligators are dangerous predators that have been on the planet for millions of years, and they’re among the largest animals in North America. And while they’re not normally aggressive towards humans, when an alligator’s natural fear of humans disappears, a massive reptile lurking in the shadows is a little too close for comfort.

These alligators are caught and moved to one spot on the property reserved for the most aggressive, nuisance alligators – a place the park calls “Alcatraz.” This fenced area of about five acres helps secure gators that are a potential risk to park visitors.

Follow the Swamp Men on their adventures through this unique wildlife park as they encounter rogue gators, Eastern diamondback rattlesnakes and more…

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Comments

  1. rosiesmith
    January 4, 2011, 5:08 am

    I LOVE THE SWAMP MEN PROGRAM. TONIGHT I AM WATCHING THE ALCATRAZ SHOW. I WAS SO SCARED WHEN THE GUYS HAD TO GO INTO ALCATRAZ AND PATCH UP HOLES IN THE FENCE. THIS SHOW IS SO INTERESTING AND TEACHES A LOT ABOUT THE ANIMALS AND WILDLIFE CONSERVATION IN THE EVERGLADES. I LIVED IN FLORIDA FOR 10 YEARS BEFORE MOVING TO KENTUCKY. I WOULD GO BASS FISHING AND HAVE MET MY SHARE OF ALLIGATORS. I AM AMAZED AT THE WAYS THESE MEN USE TO HANDLE AND CONTROL THE ANIMALS. THANK YOU FOR A VERY INTERESTING AND INFORMATIVE PROGRAM. ROSEANNE SMITH