Paul Bedard and Jimmy Riffle star on Animal Planet's hit series GATOR BOYS. Paul is a state licensed alligator trapper’s agent and Jimmy holds multiple state-issued permits to capture and exhibit wildlife. Operating "GATOR BOYS Alligator Rescue" in the Florida Everglades, Paul and Jimmy are considered experts in their field, removing nuisance alligators from public areas. Unlike typical trappers, who often kill the alligators for their meat and hides, the GATOR BOYS release them unharmed into captivity.
No animals were harmed during filming of this presentation and all pre-recorded materials for the virtual field trip have been reviewed and approved by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.
You should never attempt any of the techniques you see on GATOR BOYS. Hand-catching alligators is extremely dangerous and can be deadly if attempted by anybody other than a trained professional. If you encounter a wild alligator, contact your local wildlife agency.