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Croc Encounters proudly announces its first annual Croc Day, on Saturday September 14th, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM (rain or shine!) with very special Guests Jimmy Riffle, Andy, Tre and Scott, stars of Animal Planet's top-rated series, Gator Boys.

The Boys will be signing autographs, posing for photos, and hanging out with the crowd (and with our crocodiles!), as we all enjoy Croc Encounters' biggest blowout party ever.

Guests can have their photo taken holding a gator - or sitting atop a huge 10-foot gator! They can tour the facilities, catch an animal show and enjoy plenty of fun family activities (music food, bounce house and slide, funny-face cut-out photos, and Lily the Clown's face-painting and balloons).


Gator Boys

"GATOR BOYS follows the death-defying exploits of Paul Bedard and Jimmy Riffle, two extraordinary alligator trappers who risk injury and death to hand-capture nuisance alligators that have invaded the back yards, swimming pools, garages and bedrooms of Florida Everglades residents.

It takes serious skill to do what the GATOR BOYS do. Paul is known for his commanding personality and unmatched expertise, capturing any-sized gator underwater with his bare hands. And Jimmy has been gator wrestling since he was 11-years-old, giving him the unmatched ability to handle nearly any dangerous reptile with ease.

The duo get face-to-face with ferocious alligators whose jaws have 3,500 pounds of crushing power per square inch. The goal of Gator Boys Alligator Rescue is to get alligators out of harm’s way before they are captured and killed by rival trappers, who will kill the gators and sell them for their skin and meat."

For more information visit Animal Planet's Gator Boys Page

Click here for some of the Gator Boys bios.

Family Fun Activities Included with Entry:

  • Photographs and Autographs with Gator Boys crew
       Jimmy Riffle, Andy, Tre, and Scott
  • Inflatable Bounce House and Slide
  • Fun Face Cut-outs for Photos
  • DJ Music
  • Face Painting
  • Balloon Artist
  • Live Reptile Shows
  • Look & Touch Animal Encounters
  • Admission into Croc Encounters
  • Clown
  • Pony Rides
  • Petting Zoo
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Also Available for an Additional Cost:

  • Photo Opportunities Holding an Alligator
  • Photo Opportunities Sitting on
       the Back of a Huge 10' Alligator
  • Alligator & Crocodile Feeding
  • Tortoise Feeding
  • Food & Beverages
  • And More!
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The Suncoast Herpetological Society (SHS) is a not-for-profit, educational, and recreational club for people with an interest in reptiles and ampibians with an emphasis on Responsible Husbandry & Captive Breeding.

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Check our our Press Release for Croc Day 2013.

Yearly membership includes complementary admission to Croc Day.
Memberships are just $25 for individuals and $99 for a family of five.
Click here to purchase a membership today.

Hurry and Purchase your advanced tickets at a 25% discount! On Sale Now through September 13.

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