When it came time to reveal the gender of their 10th child, Tampa couple Stacie Childs-Wright and Chad Wright enlisted the help of the beloved family pet, a fully grown alligator.
In a video given to Fox 13, a barefoot Wright can be seen using a pole to casually position a black balloon at the jaws of his scaly companion, “Amos.” After a few failed attempts and a bit of coaxing, Amos chomped down on the balloon, and Child’s-Wright squealed with delight at the resulting cloud of pink powder.
“I told you!” she said as her husband tossed the pole and strolled her way. It looks like Wright, a nuisance wildlife trapper, was hoping for a boy.
Talk about a unique gender reveal party! This is Stacie Childs-Wright and her husband, Chad Wright. Their pet gator, Amos helped them find out the gender of their baby! @FOX13News #OnlyInFlorida pic.twitter.com/iZpSNrMX6c— Kim Kuizon FOX 13 (@kkuizon) June 11, 2019
Love or hate them, the birth of the “gender reveal” has grown into a fully matured cultural phenomenon, each seemingly more extravagant (or in some cases dangerous) than the last.
Even alligators are not completely new to the gender reveal scene. Back in March of 2018, Louisiana alligator-trapping couple Rebecca Miller and Mike Kliebert had their 61-year-old pet alligator named Sally announce that the couple would be having a boy, according to Huffington Post.