Mike "Gatorman" Sturgill believes reptiles love getting hugs as much as any warm blooded being. He says they melt right into you when you hug them. From this idea he is starting a business. In the Tin City district of Naples, Florida Sturgill will have a hugging gator business. He is planning on charging $5 for hugging the reptiles. There are a variety, the largest alligator he has is a 5 year old named Baby Bobby, who weighs around 35 lbs.
Sturgill had a few obstacles before he was able to open and run his business. Animal activists and PETA were against his business. The city council approved the business after Sturgill got a million dollar liability insurance plan. His first day brought in some, ready to hug those gators. From NBC2 .