Wildlife park showcases reptiles of all sorts

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Wildlife park showcases reptiles of all sorts

GATOR TRAINING — Nathan Sweeting works with Trapper, a nearly 13-foot American alligator, at Smooth Waters Wildlife Park. Sweeting says he’s training Trapper to pose and react to commands.

GATOR TRAINING — Nathan Sweeting works with Trapper, a nearly 13-foot American alligator, at Smooth Waters Wildlife Park. Sweeting says he’s training Trapper to pose and react to commands.

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NICE TORTOISE! GOOD BOY! — Katie Durborow scratches the head of Bertram, an African spurred tortoise at Smooth Waters Wildlife Park. Spurred tortoises are endangered, and the only tortoise species that guards its eggs after they’re laid.

NICE TORTOISE! GOOD BOY! — Katie Durborow scratches the head of Bertram, an African spurred tortoise at Smooth Waters Wildlife Park. Spurred tortoises are endangered, and the only tortoise species that guards its eggs after they’re laid.

Wildlife managers — Katie Durborow and Nathan Sweeting own and manage Smooth Waters Wildlife Park in DeLeon Springs.

Wildlife managers — Katie Durborow and Nathan Sweeting own and manage Smooth Waters Wildlife Park in DeLeon Springs.

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