The BEST Episodes of Gator Boys
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Sep 30, 2021
Network: Animal Planet
Before the intrusion of man, alligators used to own South Florida. Times have changed, however, and now there's a daily struggle between man and beast. It's that struggle that keeps Paul Bedard and Jimmy Riffle busy. The "Gator Boys'' operate an animal facility in the Everglades, with the goal to capture nuisance gators -- and other wildlife -- and return them to their natural habitat before trappers kill the animals. With 30 years of experience between them, Bedard and Riffle have a well-earned reputation for successfully rescuing and wrangling gators with their bare hands and saving locals from many precarious situations.
#1 - Mississippi Mayhem
Season 5 - Episode 6 - Aired Mar 2, 2014
This episode takes the Gator Boys into many unexpected places! When the Gator Boys volunteer to take on a different type of animal rescue, relocating animals away from rising floodwaters, they soon realize that moving confused, annoyed donkeys might just be more challenging than even the meanest of gators. Meanwhile, Scott is tasked with entering a cage to remove a cute, cuddly and inconspicuous coatimundi, but he quickly gets a “hands-on” education that the animal is actually a dangerously aggressive South American raccoon. Paul and Jimmy shift from rescuing nuisance gators to rescuing nuisance Gator Boys when Scott and Tre get lost deep in the everglades on an airboat that’s running on empty.
#2 - Mission to Mexico
Season 5 - Episode 7 - Aired Aug 3, 2014
Paul and Jimmy take the team to Mazatlan, Mexico, to establish the country’s first no-kill crocodile rescue. The team takes on massive nuisance crocodiles while training their Mexican counterparts to use the Gator Boys’ unique capturing techniques. Crocodiles are known for being even more aggressive than alligators and handling the animals in unfamiliar terrain proves daunting. However, when Paul learns that a legendary monster-croc (“El Diablo”) has terrorized the countryside for decades, he vows not to return to Florida until the dangerous beast has been captured. Ashley is in for a shock when her boyfriend, Chris Gillette, takes time off from his South American crocodile research project to surprise her in Mazatlan.
#3 - Scared Snakeless
Season 3 - Episode 5 - Aired Feb 10, 2013
Scott helps Ashley with her PR stunt until he realizes he has to wear an alligator costume; Paul must act quickly when a boy jumps in a pool with a gator.
#4 - Girl Power
Season 5 - Episode 19 - Aired Aug 17, 2015
Ashley analyzes the challenges she's overcome to achieve success for a gator wrestling event with a women's empowerment group. She must show how the work of a lady-gator wrestler differs from that of her male counterparts.
#5 - Thrash and Snap
Season 5 - Episode 16 - Aired Oct 8, 2014
A woman who calls about a gator in her backyard, soon ends up volunteering for Gator Boys Alligator Rescue, but when Tre starts to teach her the ins and outs, the experience goes to his head and decides to open a gator wrestling class.
#6 - Battle in the Bayou
Season 5 - Episode 21 - Aired Aug 17, 2015
Paul rallies the Gator Boys to rush to Mississippi to capture the gigantic gator Moby Dick before hunting season begins. With Ashley in charge in Florida, her goal is to prove that the Gator Girls can match the Gator Boys catch for catch.
#7 - Gatorzilla
Season 3 - Episode 4 - Aired Jan 27, 2013
The guys hunt for a legendary alligator reported to be at least 15-foot long, but when they think they've found the beast, the job might be too big for just the two of them. Back at the ranch, Chris and Paul test the accuracy of knives and bullwhips
#8 - Croc and a Hard Place
Season 5 - Episode 11 - Aired Aug 24, 2014
Paul is busy saving gators, but Jimmy's schedule is impossible to manage. With the restaurant, road shows and girlfriend, Jimmy has no time for the Gator Boys. As Paul runs things solo, Jimmy makes a decision that may change Gator Boys forever.
#9 - Mayhem in Mazatlan
Season 5 - Episode 8 - Aired Aug 3, 2014
Paul and Jimmy continue their work in Mazatlan, capturing nuisance crocs and training their Mexican counterparts. Nonetheless, the fact remains that the Gator Boys haven’t captured “El Diablo,” the legendary monster-croc, and it’s hanging heavily over their heads. The team experiences unique hospitality and a bit of a culture shock as they tour the city and outlying villages. The Gator Boys are surprised to see a different side of Paul as he spends a lot of time with Pamela, one of the local volunteers. It’s a gripping Mexican finale when Paul goes into uncharted waters for a final face-off with “El Diablo.”
#10 - Lone Star Gators
Season 4 - Episode 10 - Aired Oct 6, 2013
The Gator Boys tackle nuisance calls and donate gators to a wildlife preserve. Jimmy meets his biggest fan: a 3-year-old girl with a life-threatening disease. While on the road, the boys remove an aggressive alligator from a muddy Mississippi ditch.
#11 - Bitten and Blue
Season 4 - Episode 6 - Aired Sep 8, 2013
The Gator Boys visit Native Village, the place where they got their start. After they fight a 14-foot gator that once took a big bite out of Paul, Jimmy is confronted with the death of his friend and mentor, Skeet, the original owner of Native Village.
#12 - A Twist of Fate
Season 5 - Episode 13 - Aired Sep 14, 2014
A combination of bad volunteers and dangerous gators convince the Gator Boys they desperately need Jimmy back. A gator rescue turns deadly when Ashley twists her ankle and becomes unable to help Paul capture a nasty gator.
#13 - The Fast Track
Season 5 - Episode 17 - Aired Oct 15, 2014
Paul has his hands full juggling nuisance gator catches and training new volunteer Caroline; Jimmy, Tre and Scott try to save a gator that swallowed a flip-flop.
#14 - Mud Gator Attacks
Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Jan 15, 2012
Paul and Jimmy have to rescue an eight toed gator before it gets captured and killed! Trouble stirs as the volunteers don't have the necessary gator catching skills.
#15 - Passing the Torch
Season 5 - Episode 4 - Aired Feb 9, 2014
The Gator Boys are taking nuisance gator calls at a frantic pace, and the newest volunteer wants to help. Unfortunately, 12-year-old Eric doesn’t have the experience to get “hands on” with alligators. Noticing the youngster’s frustration, Jimmy creates a novel plan for Eric to gain experience. Meanwhile, Tre meets an elder with the Seminole Indian Tribe. Although he is 87 years old, he was a gator wrestler in his youth and wants one last chance to get “hands on” with an alligator.
#16 - Attack of the Zombie Gator
Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired Jan 20, 2013
The rescue of an aggressive alligator reveals a problem with the animal's eyes, so it's brought to the gator ranch for rehabilitation. Meanwhile, Jimmy has a dangerous encounter with a canebrake rattlesnake; and Ashley adjusts to her new job as marketing director for the Gulf Coast Gator Ranch.
#17 - Gators Gone Wild
Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired Jun 17, 2012
A gig with swimsuit models and alligators makes Paul and Jimmy worry about the company's reputation; Paul attempts to save a gator from another trapper.
#18 - Identity Crisis
Season 5 - Episode 10 - Aired Aug 17, 2014
Paul and Jimmy go after some of the biggest and nastiest gators they have ever faced, including an 11-foot monster gator. Meanwhile, 12-year-old Eric has an identity crisis that leads him to strange behavior that confuses and amuses the team.
#19 - Cat Scratch Fever
Season 5 - Episode 5 - Aired Feb 23, 2014
A friend has a personal emergency and needs Ashley’s help back at the wildlife sanctuary where she worked before joining Gator Boys. Meanwhile, Jimmy’s restaurant is struggling so he must take time away from gator catches as he struggles to bring in more customers. With Ashley gone, the office quickly becomes a mess and Paul is stretched thin and everything is falling apart, piece-by-piece. Paul is at a crossroads and must come to terms with “the new normal” or figure out how to get Ashley and Jimmy back full-time.
#20 - Bad to the Bone
Season 5 - Episode 2 - Aired Jan 12, 2014
Gator Boys Alligator Rescue finds a new volunteer – 12-year-old Eric – who is eager to get his feet wet. Eric might be the first in a new generation of Gator Boys, but a novice on the team means there’s always someone to look after and ultimately slow things down! Paul catches an alligator and, as a result, sustains a gruesome injury that requires him to get major surgery to avoid infection. A homeowner claims he saw a gator in his mucky pool, and Jimmy and Tre pull up everything but the kitchen sink from the muddy mess. Can they find the gator before the gator finds them?
#21 - Warrior Gator
Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired Jul 1, 2012
A triple-amputee veteran gets a chance to wrestle an alligator; farm animals are stalked by a 12-foot alligator; an alligator takes up residence in a neighborhood pond.
#22 - Mississippi or Bust
Season 3 - Episode 1 - Aired Jan 6, 2013
In the Season 3 premiere, renovations to their Florida location mean Jimmy and Paul must find a new home, but when the former learns of a gator ranch in Mississippi, the latter isn't sure if he wants to move or go out of business
#23 - Gator Smackdown
Season 3 - Episode 6 - Aired Feb 17, 2013
A clash between Mississippi alligators and ones from Florida starts a debate over which state's animals are superior, so Paul calls on an expert to settle the issue. Meanwhile, Jimmy's busy schedule leaves little time for his girlfriend
#24 - Swamp Monster Attack
Season 3 - Episode 8 - Aired Mar 3, 2013
Tales of a legendary creature send the crew into the Mississippi swamps, but Tre gets distracted on the mission to find it
#25 - Deathgrip
Season 3 - Episode 9 - Aired Mar 10, 2013
Paul takes another trip to Florida to negotiate terms of a possible return to the Everglades Holiday Park. Meanwhile, a photo shoot in the Mississippi swamps turns into a dangerous distraction.