Saturday, February 20, 2010

The Swamp Master

Indio's National Date Festival still draws crowds after 64 years | Inland News | PE.com | Southern California News | News for Inland Southern California: "'I've been bitten 12 times,' he said, showing the empty space where the tip of his middle finger once was.

'I do a trick called bull-dogging,' he said. 'I pin his jaws between my chin and my chest. That's an old Indian technique.'"

Great photo of bull-dogging at the link.

2 comments:

  1. Karin M2:58 PM

    I wonder why he retires his show gators after two weeks, and what he does with them eventually. Steak or soup? Boots or bags?

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  2. As he said in the show, the gators he uses in his show were going to be used for the later and were purchased at a gator farm. They would have been killed and processed. However, the Swampmaster uses them for two weeks and retires them to a pond in Florida where they live out there happy life. He only uses them for two weeks because he wants a true wild alligator that snaps and bites. After a couple weeks the alligator figures out the show & that he is not going to be killed and basically turns away & runs.

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