Tuesday, August 23, 2005

Florida 'Gator' Team
To Aid in Alligator Quest

At Lake Machado

August 23, 2005, 11:00 a.m. – A team of four alligator experts has arrived at Ken Malloy Regional Park to aid the City of Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks in capturing the alligator in Lake Machado. The team is from Gatorland in Orlando Florida and is lead by Tim Williams, “Dean of Gator Wrestling.” Known internationally as the “Alligator Capital of the World,” Gatorland provides affordable priced family-fun with thousands of alligators and crocodiles, one-of-a-kind reptilian shows, educational programs and much more.

Williams has over 30 years experience in the alligator business. Before joining Gatorland, he served as General Manager and Director of Shows at St. Augustine Alligator Farm. He wrestled gators and trained other wranglers. In addition, he developed educational programs for the public as well as for law enforcement and health and medical professionals. What makes gators so alluring? “It’s the danger,” Williams observes. “You never know what to expect.”

Gatorland has volunteered to catch the alligator and while the City is paying expenses, the Florida park is providing the manpower. The Gatorland group arrived at the Lake this morning and includes Ronnie Mitchell, David Harris and Flavio Morrissiey.

For information on Gatorland, visit their website www.gatorland.com.

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