Patrick Warren, 8, holds up an alligator while standing in the alligator pool at Gator Day in the Texas Zoo Saturday morning. Warren and his family came from Houston for Gator Day. "He wants to be an alligator vet when he grows up." his mother said.

Vicki Pittenger, a volunteer, holds a baby alligator for guests to touch in the pool at Gator Day in the Texas Zoo Saturday morning.

Kerri Kahanek, middle, reacts as her blindfold is taken off to reveal that she and other volunteers are holding an Albino Burmese Python at Gator Day in the Texas Zoo Saturday morning. "I do not like snakes!" she said afterwards.

Lane Wright, 10, of Halletsville, watches the Gator show in his Gator hat featuring Gary Saurage of CMT’s Gator 911 at Gator Day in the Texas Zoo Saturday morning.