Found December 30, 2011 on
The Last Angry Fan:
(Photo via MSU Athletic Communications)
Michigan State head football coach Mark Dantonio thought he’d play a bit of a prank on his team following their Thursday afternoon practice as they get ready to participate in the 2012 Outback Bowl by having a live, 7-foot-long alligator brought to the practice field, and to complete the gag, Dantonio had one the gator’s handlers dress up as a Spartans player and attempt to wrestle the beast.
Needless to say, as with most pranks involving live animals with a snout full of razor sharp teeth, things did not go well. No, they most certainly did not.
As the disguised handler ran to the gator to tussle with it, he slipped, and in a flash the animal’s instincts took over as he clamped down on the fallen handler’s leg. Pretty sure that’s exactly the opposite of how coach Dantonio had the scene scripted, proving once again that kids and animals are the most difficult of actors to work with.
From the Detroit Free Press…
At the end of practice, Danton...
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