Man Rents Out Alligators For Kids’ Pool Parties

MADEIRA BEACH, Fla. (September 26, 2012)-- For $175, Florida businessman Bob Barrett will spice up spicing up kids' parties by bringing tiny alligators and letting them swim in clients' pools.

Barrett says the gator pool parties are totally safe because the reptiles' mouths are clamped shut with veterinary-grade tape.

He says he gives the kids a safety lesson and a science talk about gators.

Barrett runs a beachside alligator attraction where people can get their photos taken with the young reptiles.

He started renting the gators to parties last summer when business was slow.

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission says Barrett has a license to exhibit the alligators.

It says people should always use caution when they come into contact with wild animals.

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