During off-hours, Houston gator wranglers take blind gator to visit visually impaired children

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Published 4:29 pm, Saturday, July 8, 2017

Employees of Houston’s nuisance alligator service “Gator Squad” usually spend their time rounding up reptiles, but this weekend they educated children who typically don’t get close encounters with the predators.

Christy Kroboth, better known as “Gator Girl,” recently paid a visit to The Lighthouse of Houston, a nonprofit education and service center for the visually impaired.


Accompanying Kroboth was Halo, Gator Squad’s blind gator as well as Cam, the group’s educational gator.

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“The children at the summer camp were so excited to meet, touch the alligators and to learn about alligators,” said Kroboth. “Teaching kids with vision difficulties is a lot harder then teaching your average person because you have to be very descriptive and have to try to paint the picture of the alligator into their minds.”

“All the kids loved Halo simply because she is like them and has vision problems herself,” said Kroboth.

Click through above to see photos of Gator Squad visit to The Lighthouse of Houston.


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