Alligator Pool Parties are Latest Attraction for Kid’s Birthday Parties
For $175, alligator wrangler Bob Barrett will bring a Florida gator to your pool party.
“It just took off like wildfire, Barrett explained. “Everybody loves having the gator pool parties.”
“If you’re 9, 10 or 11 years old, you’ve already had the ‘jumparoo’ house, the bounce house, you’ve had the pizza party, you’ve had the clown party,” he added. “You get to have a pool party with a gator. It’s a very popular party.”
“It’s not something that we encourage,” FWC spokesman Officer Baryl Martin explained after an inspection. “But it is not a violation of the law. Our main concern is the safety of the people and the animals.”
Barrett explained that this is all safe, as he uses only baby gators who have weak jaw muscles and bounds the gators’ mouths shut during the party.
“Obviously, we’re not going to get a gator out in the wild and stick it in your pool,” he added. “What we’re here for is to educate and show them that reptiles are not as bad as everybody says.”