Hold That Gator! Boston Sports Anchor Shows Off Wrasslin’ Skills

By Kevin Eck 

WBZ anchor Steve Burton said his life flashed before his eyes when the alligator he was holding met a crocodile.

The Boston CBS-owned station’s sports anchor was taping a segment for his Sunday sports show that included showing off some wild animals. The station says the alligator Burton was holding got spooked by a nearby crocodile and tried to skeedaddle.


“Hold him tight!” urged the visiting herpetologist Michael Ralbovsky. “I AM!” said Burton.

“That thing was so strong,” Burton said later. “I wasn’t fine!”