Video: Children catch alligators at annual Beaumont contest

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by KHOU.com staff

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Posted on July 9, 2013 at 12:04 AM

BEAUMONT, Texas -- Children from across Southeast Texas gathered in Beaumont this weekend to catch alligators.

The Gator Rescue Wildlife Park holds the annual contest. Children jump into a muddy pond and see if they can grab onto the gators.

The gators are about 3 feet long and weigh about 10 pounds. All of the animals have their mouths taped shut for safety.

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