Saturday, November 23, 2013

Alligator farm

On November 13 I helped chaperone Brooklyn's class on a trip to the insta-gator alligator farm.  They basically steal alligator eggs and hatch them. Only 12 out of every 100 are released into the wild. The rest are butchered for their skin and meat (they really didn't get into that bit of information with the kids). Everyone had a good time. It was, of course, the first cold day of the year!!  Brooklyn really enjoyed herself and even held one.  The cutest one was the one born without a tail!!  Defiantly not natural but I guess he has a decent life there. In the wild he would have been snatched up in a heart beat. We also learned the temperature is what determines if they are boys or girls. 

1 comment:

PapaJeff said...

Where's teh picture of her holding a gator? That's the one I want to see!