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Uncle Buck's Gator Bayou

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Bossier City, Louisiana

Five alligators on loan from a local gator farm live in a steel and concrete play pit in front of the Bossier City Bass Pro Shops store. Dubbed "Uncle Buck's Gator Bayou," the pit is surrounded with an eight-foot-high fence and steel guards to keep potential human entrees safely away from the gators.

The store promotes "educational feeding demonstrations" at the Bayou on Saturdays, but don't let the bland language dissuade you -- it's a show, and part of it is seeing how high a gator will jump to grab a hunk of raw meat.

Uncle Buck's Gator Bayou

Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World

100 Bass Pro Drive, Bossier City, LA
In front of Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World. I-20 exit 19B, drive north on Traffic St., turn left onto Texas St. then right onto Leindecker St., which becomes Bass Pro Drive.
Feeding shows Sa 1 pm. Closed winter. (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
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