Darnell Dockett’s pet alligator Nino didn’t make it to training camp. Dockett is OK with that, leaving the animal in Florida. He wants to make a YouTube episode of Nino having lunch, like the other day when one of Dockett’s friends fed Nino a rabbit that was eaten in one bite, according to his owner. Then there was an anecdote about Dockett’s Florida neighbor who has a small dog for her pet.
“Before I got my gator, that dog was always running all over my yard,” Dockett said. “She came and said, ‘Hey, I heard you got a gator.’ I said ‘Yeah, I got him in the backyard.’ She was like ‘OK,’ picked up her little dog and took him inside. I haven’t seen the dog since.”
Dockett said he doesn’t have any fear playing with Nino right now, but the gator is growing so “once he gets to 200 pounds, I’ll probably give him back.”
That’s not going to stop Dockett’s animal collecting, however. He said he considered getting a “little tiger”, but when he was informed of the various shots the animal was going to need and the licenses required, “it wasn’t even worth it.”
“But I definitely want one,” Dockett said. “After football, I’m definitely going to get some extravagant animals.”
It really isn’t that surprising.
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