KTVU TV has the best video of the affair, AFAICS (and there’s no pesky commercial so that’s a bonus).
The observation galleries were filled with sciencey-types:
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Claude knew something was going on – he was looking upwards like a pup about to get a special treat:
A couple of human birthday boys brought over the special cupcakes as Director of Communications Stephanie Stone emcee’d the affair:
Then the chief gator wrangler went over the wall and down the ladder - once more into the breach, dear friends:
She quickly tamed the hungry beast and kept it under control until…
…the special gatorcakes came down:
Then it was a frenzy:
Chewing, sort of:
…but not all. Here, some green “frosting” ends up landing on his snout:
Afterwards, there were plenty of regular cupcakes to go around for those born on 9-15:
Joyeux anniversaire! Bonne fête!
See you next year.
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