This image appeared in the Sun-Times Saturday and shows a 2 year old child being placed on the back of an alligator during a reptile presentation by the Discovery Channel at Tinley Park High School on Friday.
Hellooooo!!! If that alligator isn't stuffed or plastic, then I see NO reason why a small child would be placed in such close proximity to a wild animal! And if it is alive, which I am pretty sure it is, its mouth full of protruding, sharp teeth isn't even taped shut! I don't know about you but I've seen plenty of nature shows about alligators and they aren't pretty.
Even the child's instincts seems to tell her she shouldn't be there....her little face tells a thousand words from what I can see....
Anyway, call me crazy..... I've never seen a circus alligator nor does this look like a pony....It looks like a recipe for disaster.
What do you think?
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