Saturday, February 20, 2010

The Swamp Master

Indio's National Date Festival still draws crowds after 64 years | Inland News | | 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.


Karin M said...

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

Patrick said...

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.