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This Texas A&M Student Took Her Graduate Photos with a Huge Gator – Yes, Really


A Texas A&M graduate is going viral for her graduation photos in the most appropriate way for an Aggie.

Makenzie Alexis Noland, who is originally from Abilene, is the latest Texas graduate to make headlines for her graduation photoshoot. Instead of going to her favorite Whataburger or something just as Texan, she decided to pose with a huge gator.
While a cow or some sort of livestock may seem slightly more appropriate for a Texas A&M graduate, a gator is the perfect photoshoot partner for Noland. The wildlife ecology major spent her summer interning at Gator Country, an alligator sanctuary located in Beaumont.
During her time there, she made friends with Big Tex, the 13-foot gator seen in her photos. Big Tex was rescued by the park in October 2016, and is currently the "largest live-captured nuisance alligator."
Even though Noland will deal with wildlife in her career, we've still got to say...

Only in Texas.

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