Parents' Guide to

Gator 911

By Will Wade, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Real-life alligator wrestlers save residents from danger.

TV CMT Reality TV 2010
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.

Community Reviews

age 6+

Based on 7 parent reviews

age 2+

Gator 911 good & Educational for ALL!

I have watched EVERY Episode when it aired AND again on DVR. Gators are real and living in the Southern Costal regions and the wonderful creatures natural habitats are changing. This shows an alternative of getting a gun and putting a wounded animal out in the wild, or getting hurt trying to get rid of the problem yourself. Safety is stated strongly and tells ALL not to approach any wild animal.

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
age 2+

Great for all ages

This is a wonderful show for anyone to watch. See real life people doing a real life job. To those who it's all about consumerism, if he didn't have the sanctuary for people to pay and see, he wouldn't be able to save the alligators. Most people here in Texas would shoot them first and ask questions later. The folks at Gator Country have to pay Texas Parks and Wildlife *$30* a foot when they rescue an gator, and they don't charge the person who called them. How else are they going to make money?

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say: (7):
Kids say: Not yet rated

There are no tricks here, no special tools; the Gator 911 team members climb into the mud and subdue their quarry with nothing more than their bare hands and some rope or strong tape to close those powerful jaws. It's dangerous and exciting, and something that might be totally new for many viewers.

The show also provides an excellent introduction to the alligator, explaining basic facts about how and where they live, and why their environment is threatened. Despite his obvious respect for alligators, Saurage does not side with them. He operates a well-known alligator sanctuary, and his business depends on making sure that people see them as a nuisance, best seen from the other side of a fence. In this way, Gator 911 misses an opportunity to tell the entire story about these beasts, but it's still plenty of fun to watch.

TV Details

  • Premiere date: April 9, 2010
  • Cast: Gary Saurage
  • Network: CMT
  • Genre: Reality TV
  • TV rating: NR
  • Last updated: October 13, 2022

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