Florida Mom Wrestles Alligators At 7 Months Pregnant
Martha Rivera refused to give up her job despite the fact that she was heavily pregnant.
Now, that wouldn’t be so unusual if she had a normal job. However, apart from her day job at the hospital, Martha also wrestles alligators.
The Florida mom was still wrestling alligators at the Everglades Outpost, in Homestead, Florida, with just a few weeks of her pregnancy left.
Having volunteered there, Martha progressed from feeding the reptiles to wrestling them three times a week. And, she continued working until she was eight months pregnant, when she finally decided to take a break.
But, she won’t stop doing her job completely. In the upcoming weeks, Martha plans to deal with gators no larger than four-feet.
“I started off working with alligators, feeding them and observing the behavior they displayed. Of course, I have slowed down a lot during my pregnancy. I only wrestled up to a point in which I felt confident in my handling skills; once I no longer felt that I was fast enough, I stopped wrestling. What fascinates me most about alligators is how smart they are. People underestimate alligators, not realizing that they catch on very quickly.”
Martha, who already has an eight-year-old child, is due to give birth on November 11.