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Paul Bedard (left) and his assistant from "Gator Boys" measure the alligator in the Hennings' yard. The alligator measured at 9 feet, 4 inches.

Real life 'Gator Boys' adventure

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When Chris and Nicole Henning took their family to see where the Animal Planet television show "Gator Boys" is filmed, they had no idea they'd be living their own gator adventure hours later.


The Henning family lived in New Richmond for the past nine years before moving to Parkland, Fla., in January. Parkland is near Fort Lauderdale in the northwest corner of Broward County.

"We live right near the Everglades, two blocks away," Chris Henning said in a conversation last week.

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