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STRADDLES Giant Alligator

What a Croc!

7/7/2011 2:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Arizona Cardinals defensive juggernaut Darnell Dockett dropped down into a death-defying 3-point stance last weekend -- directly over a LIVE alligator -- and we're told, he paid $225 for the privilege.

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Since he can't practice with his team ... because of the stupid lockout ... Dockett was hanging out at a place called Holiday Park in the Florida everglades.
 
We're told Dockett took a private tour and airboat ride ... and then stuck around for the gator show ... total cost -- $225.

Afterward, Dockett tweeted that he purchased one of the gators ... but a rep from the park tells us Darnell MUST have been joking, because the animals are all rescues and they're not for sale.

And for good measure, the rep also told us Darnell was "super friendly" during the visit ... and "nice as anything."

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1.

Anthony    

Well of course it is much less scary when the gator's mouth is sealed shut with tape lol.

1102 days ago
2.

Shay    

A few episodes of swamp people and that gator wouldn't appear so GIANT.

1102 days ago
3.

amazon_woman    

DON'T THESE CELEBS HAVE ANYTHING BETTER TO DO ? JUST ASKING !

1102 days ago
4.

RJ Hunt    

That is not a big gator...I'd like to see him take on the one behind him...Now that's a big gator...

1102 days ago
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Bubba    

Is that duct tape around that gator's mouth? Wonder who applied that tape. I'm just sayin'......

1102 days ago
6.

howard hughes iv real    

BQ gator tail&tators plus gator Ribs are the best many many gator farms in Florida plus wild pigs and fish yum yum

1102 days ago
7.

Mel    

It'd be death defying if the gator's mouth were taped/tied.

1102 days ago
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Mel    

Or, wasn't taped/tied...*sigh*

1102 days ago
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mike    

The man can't enjoy a visit to a Florida park with out you moron*****ing. Just go to work and let this pro athlete have some fun. Stop being so hateful and jealous. Dang.

1102 days ago
10.

Kathy    

What a cruel idiot. Sitting on top o*****ator while its mouth is taped. Big man!

1102 days ago
11.

Ginger    

Why does everyone keep tormenting poor alligators? Leave them alone!!

1102 days ago
12.

Meanie    

Too bad the critter didn't chomp his balls right off.

1102 days ago
13.

wasted days and wasted nights    

I'd hate to be the dude who had to apply the duct tape to that gator. "Here gatey, gatey, gatey..."

1102 days ago
14.

chicagannie    

Looks like he is trying to MATE with the croc....

1102 days ago
15.

OooooNooo!    

The Gator has it's jaws taped shut, how is that "Gator Wrestling?" Lets wipe him down in chicken fat put him in the pen without the tape and see what kind of a "defensive juggernaut" Darnell Dockett really is!

1102 days ago
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