This is George.
I’m talking about the alligator, by the way.
He’s sporting an triple-extra large Tim Tebow jersey and comes with a football signed by Steve Spurrier, Danny Wuerffel and of course, Tebow.
For $15,000, Don Perkins will sell you this alligator.
For more information on the gator, its capture by Perkins’ cousin (a gator trapper by the name of Dennis), the process of getting the gator in the Heisman stance, altering the jersey, searching for the perfect ball and to hear more about the adventures of George, take a look at my article in the Independent Florida Alligator:
But I thought y’all deserved to hear the backstory on how Perkins named the alligator:
Perkins named it after another alligator named George, one that almost bit him when he was in sixth grade.
He grew up by a creek, the home of an alligator his friends used to call George.
“I was on the edge of the bank fishing one day,” Perkins said, “and I noticed something dark in the water in front of me…and I thought it was one of those clay clumps. I poked it with my rod, and it was George.
“It scared the ever-living poo poo out of me.”