Wood floors are also great for alligators, apparently

David Kidwell/Pocono Record

David Kidwell/Pocono Record

A knock at the door causes the gators to spring to attention: A loud splash and scraping of claws as the gators waddle in anticipation of food.

Inside, all the carpeting has been ripped out, leaving bare hardwood floors. Instead of a sofa there are several large, black plastic “ponds” for the alligators to soak in.

There are eight American alligators in what would have been the living room. The area is sectioned off from the kitchen and a hallway leading to the bedrooms by a chain-link fence.


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