A mother-to-be is wrestling alligators with just a few weeks of her pregnancy left. Having volunteered at the centre for two years, she’s progressed from feeding to gators to wrestling them an average of three times a week. Now eight months pregnant, she’s finally decided to axe the grappling aspect of her death-defying performance routine.
Martha, who works at a hospital as her day jobs, said: “I started off working with alligators, feeding them and observing the behaviour they displayed. Of course, I have slowed down a lot during my pregnancy.
I only wrestled up to a point in which I felt confident in my handling skills; once I no longer felt that I was fast enough, I stopped wrestling.What fascinates me most about alligators is how smart they are. People underestimate alligators, not realizing that they catch on very quickly.”