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Falgout’s Alligator Farm

In the Fall of 2000, Ted Falgout allowed Angela and I to visit and photograph his alligator farm in Larose, LA. I grew up less than half a mile from the farm,  went to school with and was very good friends with Mr. Ted’s twin sons, yet I had never been inside those gator houses.  At first glance they  appear to be small sheds that have sunken into the ground, with only the roofs visible. Inside the buildings, alligators start as eggs and are raised until they are alligators of at least three and a half feet in length.

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Mr. Ted Falgout shows us around his alligator farm

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Alligator eggs from the incubator

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The “40- Acre Canal”

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About Taylor Lasseigne

Taylor Lasseigne has written 87 post(s) for Slices of America.

Taylor Lasseigne – Slices of America Webmaster / I was born and raised in the south Louisiana coastal parish of Lafourche. There, I was exposed to the good Cajun people, a bounty of amazing foods, an easygoing way of life, and a lush “sportsman’s paradise” where I first learned to appreciate nature. From a young age, I always showed interest in music. In my college years, after percolating through several state schools, I took a position as a high school music teacher in New Orleans. While music education is my calling, photography has always been a fun escape for me. I enjoy peering through a lens to document our world, and I hope that I can continue to share this pastime with others through Slices of America. / e-mail: taylor at slicesofamerica.com