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GATOR WRESTLER PINS WOMAN DOWN, LOVINGLY

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A professional alligator wrestler combined the two passions in his life by exchanging wedding vows in Kissimmee, Fla., surrounded by the reptiles he loves.

Michael Womer, 19, married Carolyn Shipley, 20, Saturday in the alligator pit of Gatorland, where both are employed.Shipley works in variety sales, where visitors purchase alligator paraphernalia and have pictures taken with the animals.

"They met when she started working here a few months ago," said Flavio Morrissiey, a supervisor at the attraction. "They both like alligators a lot."

The ceremony, attended by approximately 100 friends and family members, took place after the attraction closed for the day.

"They both really love animals," Morrissiey explained. "They also have a pet snake."