Bob Barrett with an alligator
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American children party with alligators in Florida

The latest craze on the childrens' party circuit in the United States is to swim with alligators.

The four-foot reptiles are being invited into people's homes for show-and-tells with their handlers.

Bob Barrett runs such a party, as well as the Alligator Attraction in Maderia Beach, and told BBC Radio 5 liveBreakfast how it worked.

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  • 17 Oct 2012
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