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Women Overcame Their Fear Of Alligators At A Gator Ranch

"They're basically puppies. Little water puppies!"

We're ALL about getting through our bucket lists and overcoming fears.

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That's why Devin took three other "Ladylike" ladies — Kristin, Jen and Freddie — to "Insta-Gator Ranch" to befriend Louisiana's greatest keystone predator, the alligator.

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The ladies met John, the owner of "Insta-Gator."

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They were scared at first, but quickly changed their minds when they saw baby alligators.

It was hard to stay back when they were basically water puppies bopping around a kiddie pool.
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It was hard to stay back when they were basically water puppies bopping around a kiddie pool.

Devin picked up the gators with no problem at all, but Kristin wasn't as lucky with the slippery little things!

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They all eventually got to pick them up, and were proud of themselves for "fondling such dangerous predators."

Just when they thought they were out of the woods, they came face-to-face with the REAL deal.

The little ones were cute, but at this point, I'd be out of there (and it isn't just because they smell nasty).
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The little ones were cute, but at this point, I'd be out of there (and it isn't just because they smell nasty).

One of the alligators wasn't too happy and growled and hissed at them for being there.

Jen pointed out that if it did choose to jump out of its pen, they really weren't equipped to fight it, but they STILL went on with their next step: catching an alligator.
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Jen pointed out that if it did choose to jump out of its pen, they really weren't equipped to fight it, but they STILL went on with their next step: catching an alligator.

Kristin volunteered to catch an alligator.

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Would you try to GRAB an alligator?

Turns out, there was no wrestling OR getting into the water! The girls made a new alligator friend and named him Nelson.

Introducing Nelson the 4 ft. long alligator! 10/10 would befriend!?
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Introducing Nelson the 4 ft. long alligator! 10/10 would befriend!?

They started off really nervous, but at the end, they were impressed with the animals and the work that the team at "Insta-Gator" was doing to protect them.

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They also got to hold REAL-LIFE alligators, and how many of us can say the same!?

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