Holding a real alligator? Awesome!

Girls attended a Wildlife Encounter program at the South Omaha Library where they were able to see and touch all manner of creatures.  Chloe actually held an alligator. 

“When I held the alligator, it was scary at first because a guy asked me to close my eyes and hold out my hands.  Then he brought it out and everybody screamed so I got nervous.  Then he put it in my hands and told me to open my eyes and it was an alligator.  I felt better after I saw his mouth taped shut and he didn’t move.  It was awesome!” – Chloe

You can watch Chloe hold a for-real-live-not-stuffed-even-if-his-mouth-was-taped-shut alligator if you click here:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6elnq7gceK8  The video has a little of that Blair Witch Project-y thing going on but it is so worth watching!  When Chloe shuts her eyes and then the other girls see that it is an alligator she will be holding and start screaming – it’s a moment!  Chloe puts the bold in “strong, smart, and bold!”