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Texas A&M Student Takes Graduation Photos With Alligator

Makenzie Noland spent the summer interning at Gator Country Adventure Park in Beaumont

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    College Grad’s Unusual Gator Photos Go Viral

    Texas A&M student Makenzie Alexis Noland posted some unusual graduation photos to her Facebook page. The Wildlife Ecology major posed with a 14-foot alligator named Big Tex. (Published Monday, Aug. 6, 2018)

    A soon-to-be Texas A&M University graduate has taken her senior portraits with a nearly 14-foot alligator in a swamp where both spent the summer.

    Makenzie Noland of Abilene posed with the huge gator -- named Big Tex -- and posted photos on her Facebook page to mark her coming graduation Friday in College Station.

    Noland is a wildlife ecology major who's been interning at Gator Country Adventure Park in Beaumont. She posted the comment "not your typical graduation picture" with the photos, with Noland wearing a Texas A&M cap and banner.

     

    Not your typical graduation picture 🤷🏽‍♀️

    A post shared by Makenzie Noland (@kenziealexis) on


    Noland, who's seen standing in thigh-deep water, says it's what she's been doing all summer with Big Tex during shows at Gator Country.

    One photo posted online by Noland shows her senior class ring atop the alligator's nose.

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