A 22 years old girl, Gabby Scampone, has become the Internet sensation. If you are thinking she is a fashion blogger, beautiful model or something related to feminist stuff than you are wrong! She is famous for her posts with dreadful alligators in which she can be seen kissing and hugging them. She left her life in New York to care for alligators in Florida and has opened up her new life – which includes kissing and wrestling with the giant reptiles.
She moved to Fort Lauderdale, Florida, in April, to relocate and care alligators who have been deemed threats to their habitats. She also volunteers at Everglades Holiday Park, where she puts on a daily show wrestling alligators whilst also educating the audience. She says,
“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 don’t want anything to do with you, they are not going to chase you. They are not going to jump out of the water and try to eat you. 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.”
She further says:
“When we go and trap alligators, they are nuisance alligators. A nuisance alligator is any alligator that has been deemed as a threat to people or a threat to a livestock. So sometimes they are in swimming pools or on a golf course, a lot of the time people just don’t want them in their backyard, in their canal or pond. Because they are afraid of them, so we go and we save them.”