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This is David Van Buren and his 13-foot alligator Gwendolyn. Dave loves to feed his Gwendolyn pizza and cookies, Chips Ahoy to be precise. The Fish And Wildlife officials has informed him the alligator he’s had as a pet for nearly five decades has grown too big for his yard. Per WTSP..."Van Buren has had Gwendolyn for the past 47 years, since he was a nine-year-old boy. He even took the gator to college. The reptile’s length is what brought Florida Fish and Wildlife officials to their home. Van Buren said his pet is healthy and is unable to escape. He said he’ll do whatever it takes to keep his beloved alligator. Fish And Wildlife officials said the best outcome for Gwendolyn is to actually stay with David, because the alligator is so used to living with him. First, however, he’ll have to make changes to his property."
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LSULyle0069095 months
Why is a male gator named Gwendolyn ? Lemme guess, it's transitioning to female?
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Boo Krewe95 months
surprised it doesnt eat him
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saint amant steve95 months
Chips Ahoy! the number-one snack choice for all reptiles nationwide.
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LaBR495 months
Florida never ceases to amaze me.
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dreaux95 months
Awesome to see such a powerful creature being docile and loving. Great story...
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