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(CBS News)   Alligator trainer introduces Americas newest unusual fairground snack. (Video)   (cbsnews.com) divider line 7
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2012-08-13 03:03:58 PM
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I think "handler" is a more appropriate term than "trainer" when it comes to a friggin alligator...
2012-08-13 03:13:31 PM
1 votes:

Headso: If you haven't seen it check out the documentary "Elephant in the room"... I didn't know this until I saw the doc but apparently you can buy pretty much any exotic animal you want or even get them for free. So pretty much anyone can be an "alligator trainer" or a "snake handler" or a "lion tamer", just because someone has these animals does not mean they should have them or even that they have proper conditions for them to live in.


No, to be a lion tamer, you first have to have a lion tamer hat.
2012-08-13 03:10:10 PM
1 votes:

Headso: If you haven't seen it check out the documentary "Elephant in the room"... I didn't know this until I saw the doc but apparently you can buy pretty much any exotic animal you want or even get them for free. So pretty much anyone can be an "alligator trainer" or a "snake handler" or a "lion tamer", just because someone has these animals does not mean they should have them or even that they have proper conditions for them to live in.


I'm of the opinion that exotic animals should simply be illegal to own unless you're a zoo, certified rehabber or a vet. I don't know why we allow people to own pythons, lions and baboons and such. It makes no sense to me.
2012-08-13 03:08:33 PM
1 votes:
Alligators can't be trained to any significant degree. Crocodiles are more typically used in these kinds of sideshows because of their trainability. Also, their jaws are longer, so their bite strength is far below that of alligators.

And it doesn't hurt that their teeth are exposed when their jaws are closed, so they look way scarier. But they are just big teddy bears and develop a strong rapport with their trainers after a few months of daily training.

Alligators are just nasty brutes, in comparison.
2012-08-13 03:07:15 PM
1 votes:
Vertical video? check.
Horrible, distracting background music? Check.

OK, zoom in to make it look like it was filmed in lego stop motion,
then edit it into several non-consecutive parts and play with the speed
so you can't tell what the hell is happening,

and

profit.
2012-08-13 03:04:33 PM
1 votes:
If you haven't seen it check out the documentary "Elephant in the room"... I didn't know this until I saw the doc but apparently you can buy pretty much any exotic animal you want or even get them for free. So pretty much anyone can be an "alligator trainer" or a "snake handler" or a "lion tamer", just because someone has these animals does not mean they should have them or even that they have proper conditions for them to live in.
2012-08-13 02:59:58 PM
1 votes:
Moral of this story: Why the F?!! are you sticking your hand in a gator's mouth anyway, dumbass. Serves you right.
 
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