People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals
Gator wrestlers grab life by the tail
Gator wrestlers grab life by the tail

As birthday presents go, it showed a certain style and a lot of bite. Forgoing ties and cologne, Carrie McDougall gave her husband, Bill, something sure to make an impression. "I surprised him with alligator-wrestling lessons," she said. Now knee-deep in murky water, surrounded by cold, unblinking eyes, he began to question the wisdom of her thoughtful gift. "If something bumps your leg, don't move," warned instructor Drew Nelson. "Act like a tree." He did, though more quaking aspen than mighty oak. "C'mon, Bill, just go grab one of them!" his wife bellowed from behind a fence. "Go get one, honey!" A massive...