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Student Takes Grad Photos With Gator
Mackenzie Noland recently took her college graduation photos with a 13-foot, 1,000-pound alligator named Big Tex. The 21 year-old Texas A&M college student is graduating with a degree in Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences.
She and Big Tex bonded at a gator rescue center in Beaumont, Texas.
“I call him over, talk all sweet to him, tickle his nose, and reassure him that I’m not going to hurt him. I’ve been bitten by 8-inch hatchlings, which hurt, but never by Tex.”