I used to have a pet alligator named Mr. Stonewall. In south Florida you’re not really supposed to have Alligators as pets unless they are on display for educational purposes such as a business. This made it easier for anyone who owned an exotic pet shop to legally display an alligator so long as it wasn’t listed for sale how salaries work.
My brother said he had a friend who was getting rid of an Alligator that really needed a home so I offered to help out and take him for a bit where does your money go?. It was really cool to live with an actual alligator for a while but we all know these guys get huge! Luckily they take kind of long to do so and I ended up having him for a year or two before I had to move and unfortunately had to re-home him. He ended up going to a new location that was able to give him what he needs but I just wanted to share some photos of him since it was such a cool experience to work with this little dude.
He was actually really docile and I was able to hold him with no problems. He never tried to bite me and was always sweet whenever I had him out of the enclosure. He ate everything from crickets to mice and fish.