Man proposed to girlfriend with baby alligator

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Man Proposes to Girlfriend with Baby Alligator
A man got help from some reptiles to pull off an unusual proposal. When you think about romantic settings, Gatorland probably doesn't come to mind ... but it did for a Florida man, who gave his now bride-to-be the surprise of her life.
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Animal trainer from Gatorland, Chris Sears, puts alligators into the aquarium at Personalized Primary Care, September 6, 2012, in Orlando, Florida. (Hansong Gu/Orlando Sentinel/MCT via Getty Images)
Animal trainer from Gatorland, Chris Sears, holds an alligator at Personalized Primary Care, September 6, 2012, in Orlando, Florida. (Hansong Gu/Orlando Sentinel/MCT via Getty Images)
Amanda Osberger, medical assistant at Personalized Primary Care, tries to take and hold an alligator from animal trainer from Gatorland, Chris Sears, September 6, 2012, in Orlando, Florida. (Hansong Gu/Orlando Sentinel/MCT via Getty Images)
Animal trainer from Gatorland, Chris Sears, puts alligators into the aquarium at Personalized Primary Care, September 6, 2012, in Orlando, Florida. (Hansong Gu/Orlando Sentinel/MCT via Getty Images)
Four white alligators will be on exhibit through Labor Day at Gatorland in Orlando, Florida. (Photo by Red Huber/Orlando Sentinel/MCT via Getty Images)
Florida Gov. Rick Scott laughs after Gatorland animal handler Chris Sears (background) hands him 'Pearl,' a rare, 4-year-old Albino American Alligator, as Scott took the stage for a tourism campaign kickoff at the University of Central Florida Rosen College of Hospitality, in Orlando, Florida, Tuesday, March 1, 2011. (Joe Burbank/Orlando Sentinel/MCT via Getty Images)
UNITED STATES - AUGUST 30: People observe and feed alligators from a boardwalk at Gatorland park near Orlando, Florida, Monday, August 30, 2004. (Photo by Matt Stroshane/Bloomberg via Getty Images)
A small alligator takes shelter under a display in a pond at Gatorland after a fire destroyed the gift shop in Orlando, Florida, Monday, November 6, 2006. (Photo by Red Huber/Orlando Sentinel/MCT via Getty Images)
Gatorland trainers Meghan Padgett and Marco Zeno (left) wrangle a 6-year-old saltwater crocodile as they prepare to move the animal to one of the park's ponds, on Wednesday, August 22, 2007, in Kissimmee, Florida. The crocodile had become overly aggressive and territorial with other crocs in the habitat. (Photo by Joe Burbank/Orlando Sentinel/MCT via Getty Images)
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The animal handlers at Gatorland in Orlando may seem like they're just putting on a basic show, but they're actually in on the surprise for Samantha. She has no idea, but they've conspired with her boyfriend, Eric, to help him pull off a touching (slightly strange) proposal.

Samantha thinks she's part of the show and volunteers to handle some animals herself. She's hoping to get to hold an alligator. Eric anticipated this, and he makes it happen.

He asks her to marry him, and presents the ring tied to the back of a baby alligator. We can't tell if she's more excited to get the ring or hold the reptile -- but either way, she'll never forget this wild day.

No word on whether or not the gator will be invited to the wedding.
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