Hey, Kids! Come to the Alligator Pool Party!
Pool parties are the best. Itâs a chance for kids to have some good old-fashioned fun playing with foam noodles and practicing belly flop techniques. Adults, too.Â But according to kids down in Florida, theyâre even better when alligators are involved.
Bob Barret, the guy who runs âAlligator Attractions,’ thought it would be a great business venture to bring his alligators to swim with kids at pool parties. And yes, this is strangely legal.Â Whatever happened to having a grand olâ time in those backyard bouncy inflatables? Thatâs totally boring, according to Barrett. âYou jump for a while and thatâs it, weâve had that party before. Clown party, Chuck E. Cheese party, theyâve all been done.â Right– thatâs because thereâs zero risk of having a little muchkin be an alligator snack!
OK, maybe weâre being a little too skeptical. Weâll give Barret a little break and mention the gatorâs mouths ARE taped shut, so the chances of little Joey receiving a reptile toe nibble are slim to none. The creatureâs names are also quite kid-friendly, like Burger, Kermit, and Fido, so the whole terrifying factor could be brought down a few notches if youâre swimming with Burger the alligator.
Weâll admit that it could be slightly awesome to say weâve splashed around with a croc, but one big question remains: parents actually let their kids do this?!