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Do alligators really eat marshmallows and should I not wear white on the Swamp tour?

19 September 2006

Most of the swamp tour operators attract the alligators to the cruise boats with handfuls of marshmallows which the gators seem to love. We strongly recommend that visitors do not try and feed the seemingly friendly bayou residents. The guides will caution against wearing a white tee shirt for fear that the gators will confuse you with a large marshmallow. We’re not sure if this is fact or fiction, but we have decided not to test the theory.

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2 Responses to “Do alligators really eat marshmallows and should I not wear white on the Swamp tour?”

  1. Bev Breakefield Says:

    When I was a kid in the 50’s and 60’s I use to visit my grandparents in Avon Park,Flordia. One of the great joys of the summer was to go to Highland Hammock State Park, and feed the ‘gators’, while we walked the catwalks. The large ones would just swollow the mello whole, while the babies would push them towards the bank, snag them on something, and then nibble them. It was funny to see this huge creature enjoy them, and was the highlight of the picnic.

  2. Nom Says:

    I like marshmallows on my toes.

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