10-Year-Old Wrestles Alligators, and Other Dangerous Jobs for Kids

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A 10-year-old Colorado girl is following the family tradition of wrestling alligators at the family farm, and has even trained U.S. soldiers in the art of tackling the deadly predators.

It's not a job for the squeamish, but Samantha Young can handle getting on the back of an 5-foot, 60-pound alligator and keeping its mouth shut -- a skill she started learning at age 5, always with her dad nearby.

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