Gator Boys

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  • 2012
  • 6 Seasons
  • 7.1  (656)

Gator Boys is a reality television show that first aired on Animal Planet in 2012. The show follows the adventures of two alligator trappers, Paul Bedard and Jimmy Riffle, as they rescue alligators from dangerous situations in the swamps and residential areas of Florida. Ashley Lawrence, an alligator handler, also features on the show.

The main focus of the show is the Gator Boys Alligator Rescue, a company run by Bedard and Riffle. The two men, who have years of experience working with alligators, travel across Florida responding to calls from locals who have found alligators in their backyards, swimming pools, or ponds. The Gator Boys' goal is not to kill the alligators but to capture them, provide medical treatment if necessary, and relocate them to a safer area.

Bedard, a former wrestler and alligator wrestler, is the leader of the team. He is often seen jumping in the water to capture alligators with his bare hands. Riffle, who has been working with alligators since he was a child, is known for his bravery and fearlessness when handling these dangerous creatures. Lawrence, the only female on the team, is a skilled alligator handler who ensures that the animals are treated humanely during the rescue process.

The show features a mix of danger, drama, and humor. In addition to capturing alligators, the Gator Boys also handle other dangerous animals, such as snakes and wild hogs. The team faces a variety of challenges, from dealing with aggressive alligators to helping injured animals. They often have to think on their feet and come up with unique solutions to keep both the alligators and themselves safe.

One of the unique aspects of Gator Boys is the educational component of the show. The Gator Boys take the time to explain to viewers the behavior of alligators and how to safely interact with them. They also educate the public about the dangers of keeping alligators as pets, which is illegal in Florida. The purpose of this education is to promote awareness of alligators and their role in the ecosystem, as well as to help prevent alligator attacks.

Another unique aspect of the show is the camaraderie between the team members. Bedard, Riffle, and Lawrence have a great rapport with each other that is evident on screen. They often joke and tease each other, but they also support each other during difficult rescues. The show also features the team's off-duty time, during which they bond over activities like fishing and playing practical jokes on each other.

Overall, Gator Boys is an entertaining and educational show that is suitable for animal lovers of all ages. The combination of danger, drama, and humor makes for a thrilling viewing experience, while the educational component helps to promote awareness of alligators and their role in the ecosystem. The show's likable cast and camaraderie also make it a joy to watch.

Gator Boys is a series that is currently running and has 6 seasons (54 episodes). The series first aired on January 8, 2012.

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Battle in the Bayou
11. Battle in the Bayou
August 17, 2015
Paul rallies the Gator Boys to rush to Mississippi to capture the gigantic gator Moby Dick before hunting season begins. With Ashley in charge in Florida, her goal is to prove that the Gator Girls can match the Gator Boys catch for catch.
Crunch Time
10. Crunch Time
August 17, 2015
After Jimmy is bitten by a mean gator, Bob Freer announces he must close Everglades Outpost due to money problems. With no outpost to take in gators, the rescue can't continue. It's a race against time as Paul fights to save the outpost and Gator Boys.
Girl Power
9. Girl Power
August 17, 2015
Ashley analyzes the challenges she's overcome to achieve success for a gator wrestling event with a women's empowerment group. She must show how the work of a lady-gator wrestler differs from that of her male counterparts.
Scariest Catches
8. Scariest Catches
November 12, 2014
The Gator Boys review some of their scariest catches.
Road Warrior
7. Road Warrior
October 22, 2014
Jimmy is shy of a few people for his road show and recruits Ashley to join the team. While Jimmy and Andy show Ashley the road rules, Paul must combat deadly nuisance gators with volunteer Carline's assistance.
The Fast Track
6. The Fast Track
October 15, 2014
Paul is busy juggling nuisance gator catches and training new volunteer Caroline; Jimmy, Tre and Scott try to save a gator that swallowed a flip-flop.
Thrash and Snap
5. Thrash and Snap
October 8, 2014
After Paul and Jimmy rescue an aggressive gator, the homeowner decides to volunteer his time at Gator Boys. Tre decides to start gator wrestling classes, but Paul is afraid he's not serious enough to run a school.
The Legend of Moby Dick
4. The Legend of Moby Dick
October 1, 2014
The Gator Boys are back in Mississippi to save a supersized gator before hunting season. After a week of trudging through treacherous Mississippi mud, Paul and Jimmy return to Florida but leave some Gator Boys behind to search for "Moby Dick."
Under the Knife
3. Under the Knife
September 24, 2014
Paul is desperate to find a veterinarian to fuse an injured alligator's mouth back together to save his life. The gator's life hangs in the balance as the doctor and Paul work to perfect a risky procedure that has never been done before.
A Twist of Fate
2. A Twist of Fate
September 14, 2014
During a gator rescue Ashley twists her ankle which makes it impossible for her to help Paul catch a dangerous gator.
Stretched Too Thin
1. Stretched Too Thin
September 7, 2014
In the season premiere, the Gator Boys struggle to respond to all the nuisance calls since Jimmy quit. Paul realizes Jimmy won't return and decides it's time to find a replacement.
Where to Watch Gator Boys
Gator Boys is available for streaming on the Animal Planet website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Gator Boys on demand at Discovery+, Amazon Prime, Philo, Amazon, Vudu, Animal Planet, FuboTV, Microsoft Movies & TV, Google Play, Apple TV and Pluto TV.
  • Premiere Date
    January 8, 2012
  • IMDB Rating
    7.1  (656)