Up close and personal

Photo and video by Sarah Welliver, The Island Packet

Gatorland employee Kenny Danberry holds Pearl, a 3-year-old albino alligator, as Matthew Iredale, 5, and his mom, Cynthia, get a chance to touch it during a program at the Coastal Discovery Museum at Honey Horn on Hilton Head Island on Thursday afternoon. The program “Getting to Know a Gator” runs several times every Thursday. Danberry is known as the man who put an end to the alligator jaw trick at Gatorland when he was bitten by a 14-foot gator. The incident was shown on Animal Planet’s “Untamed and Uncut.” Go to islandpacket.com to see a video of Pearl and Kenny Danberry at Honey Horn.