Daredevil American walks slackline over a pool of alligators
Most people would never dream of going near a poor of alligators, but this American adrenaline junkie has walked a slackline over a pool full of the hungry reptiles.
Jason McDonald, who lives in Aurora, Colorado, is shown in this video walking the thin line over a pool containing over 50 alligators of up to ten feet in length at the Colorado Gator Farm at the end of last month.
Crematory manager Jason, 34, has been involved with alligators for over ten years and has taken handling classes, but thought this would be an interesting new way of interacting with the fearsome creatures.
“I got the idea after watching my friend Josh Beaudoin, who likes to walk slacklines several hundred feet up in the air,” he said.
“I knew I wasn’t at that level yet but that I could put my own spin on it and walk over gators.
“The gators are surprisingly ok with the slackline. The first time we set it up they approached but didn’t get very close. This time it didn’t seem to bother them at all.”
Jason said that, while his parents have reservations about his daring antics, he has plans to take his hobby further.
“My mother wants me to be careful and remember I’m a father but she also knows I’m good at working with the gators and although it can be dangerous I do it as safely as possible,” he said.
“Going forward we want to walk over Elvis or Morris our 2 biggest gators on the farm or I think it would be cool to walk over the top of our albino gators since that would be hard to recreate since we have 4 and not many other people even have 1 albino.”