Meet Makenzie Noland, soon-to-be graduate of Texas A&M University. These are some of her celebratory graduation photos:

Awesome. The alligator’s name is “Big Al” from Gator Country in Fannett, Texas, where Makenzie is an intern:

Is that a hoof in Al’s mouth?

But don’t worry, guys … she’s a professional:

See how fast she is at this trick?


And we’ll go on record and say we agree 100% with her father, however:

She likes snakes, too:

Anyway, congrats on the upcoming graduation!