Now I did grow up in Key West and the Everglades and I did have a pet Alligator until I was about 14, The Park Rangers made us give him up when he got about 7 feet long.I did feed him everyday, he loved bar b que potato chips and any kind of cookies.By the way I also had over my childhood two monkeys a flying squirrel a bunch of snakes,dogs ,ducks,pet pigeons and two raccoon .Back to my point,even though i had these pets including the reptiles I was never brave or stupid enough to do this...