Farm workers rescue alligator trapped under ice
5th December 2018

Gator wrestlers brave a cold SNAP to rescue reptile trapped under ice and carry it to warmer waters

  • Jason McDonald and Jay Young wade in and start breaking ice to find the gator 
  • Jason, of Colorado Gator Farm, in Mosca, Colorado then carried it to the shore
  • He passed the gator to Jay, 42, who carried it to warmer water and put it down

This is the moment a pair of alligator wrestlers smashed though the ice on a pond to rescue one of the reptiles trapped in the freezing water. 

Jason McDonald and Jay Young waded in to save it at Colorado Gator Farm, in the US.

McDonald, 36 from Aurora, Colorado works at The Colorado Gator Farm and has been wrestling gators for 12 years.

A pair of dedicated alligator farm staff rescued one of the animals after it got trapped in icy water at Colorado Gator Farm, in the USA 

After spotting the alligator, Jason, 37, lifted the creature out of the water


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Having pulled the animal above the surface, Jason then proceeded to carry the alligator like a child

Afte moving it to the shore he passed the alligator over to Jay, 42

After spotting the alligator, Jason, 37,  who has been wrestling alligators for 12 years, lifted the creature out of the water. 

Having pulled the animal above the surface, Jason then wrestles with the alligator as he carries it through the water.

He gets to the shore where Jay, whose family first started the farm, carries it to warmer waters where he carefully puts it down.

Colorado Gator Farm rescues reptiles such as alligators, pythons, lizards and rattle snakes.

The majority of animals at the farm are pets, who were bought illegally by owners who are unable to care for them.

Jay then carried the alligator to warmer waters where he carefully put it down

Jason told Barcroft TV: ‘We hope to open people’s eyes. Alligators aren’t good pets – people need to make wise choices when it comes to owning animals.

‘The farm has been doing really well the last couple of years and we hope to keep that momentum going.’

Gatorfest with the theme of superheroes – which explains Jason’s odd wardrobe choice.

Despite his heroic costume, he says the outfit made his job even more dangerous by restricting his vision while helping a wounded alligator.

Fellow wrestler Jay Young, whose family first started the farm, gave Jason a helping hand to treat the gators nasty wound on her front leg  

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