Paul Bedard and Jimmy Riffle have become Florida's go-to guys when locals find themselves crossing paths with deadly 1,000-pound reptiles in shocking locations - like master bedrooms, swimming pools or outdoor cafes. The goal of "Gator Boys Alligator Rescue" is to capture nuisance gators and move them to safety before trappers, who kill and sell the animals for their skin and meat, get to them.
Like Jimmy, Tre’s fascination with reptiles began at a young age. He grew up in a rural area outside of Pittsburgh, and when he moved to Hollywood, Florida, the only place he felt at home was the Native Village zoo. He started there as a volunteer when he was 11 years old, long before the days of Gator Boys, and would meet both Jimmy and Paul at the zoo some time later. The only thing that troubles Tre about being a Gator Boy is that he has to work in front of the camera rather than behind it — but he understands that being on the television screen means educating more people about wildlife conservation. In his spare time, you can find him hiking in the Everglades.
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