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— Rick Wilson (@TheRickWilson) February 8, 2019
From The Tampa Bay Times:
TAMPA — A gator. A beer. A pack of cigarettes. A shotgun.
To Lindsey Tuttle, that’s a Florida Woman.
And in a maternity shoot that went semi-viral on Facebook in the past week, the 26-year-old Tampa native put an exact visual to the stereotype she loves.
The dramatic photograph shows Tuttle on a dirt road out in Myakka City, clad in black boots and half-unzipped denim shorts, cradling a live alligator (fed from a baby bottle by husband Jonathan) and staring off into the distance, as a shotgun gently rests on a bright blue case of Bud Light. The state flag waves behind her, claiming the territory for all Florida-kind.
“Alligators don’t like to bottlefeed, apparently,” the caption reads. The alligator’s name is Fred.
“It turned out perfect,” she said Saturday. “This is like the exact vision I had of a Florida Woman shoot.”
Tuttle said though the photo has gotten some criticism — she assures that she didn’t just snatch the alligator out of the wild, and the gun is an old family heirloom — most people have been nice about it.
“I knew it would have elicited a reaction, just because it’s so over-the-top and ridiculous,” she said.
The leg tats, the unbuttoned, too small daisy dukes, and the shotgun are all nice touches that tie the whole scene together.