University of Florida mascots Albert, right, and Alberta make friends with a real, 3-year-old alligator during Gator Day at Jungle Island in a 2009 file photo.
University of Florida mascots Albert, right, and Alberta make friends with a real, 3-year-old alligator during Gator Day at Jungle Island in a 2009 file photo. John VanBeekum Miami Herald File
University of Florida mascots Albert, right, and Alberta make friends with a real, 3-year-old alligator during Gator Day at Jungle Island in a 2009 file photo. John VanBeekum Miami Herald File