In the Fall of 2000, Ted Falgout allowed Angela and I to visit and photograph his alligator farm in Larose, LA. I grew up less than half a mile from the farm,  went to school with and was very good friends with Mr. Ted’s twin sons, yet I had never been inside those gator houses.  At first glance they  appear to be small sheds that have sunken into the ground, with only the roofs visible. Inside the buildings, alligators start as eggs and are raised until they are alligators of at least three and a half feet in length.

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Mr. Ted Falgout shows us around his alligator farm

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Alligator eggs from the incubator

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The “40- Acre Canal”

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