Orazio Martino poses with his 23-year-old Mississippi alligator Blacky

Orazio Martino poses with his 23-year-old Mississippi alligator Blacky in his private a basin at his house in Dietzenbach, center Germany. With his private zoo and its exotic shows, the former pizza chef is known throughout Germany. (Frank Rumpenhorst/AFP/Getty Images

Orazio Martino poses with his 23-year-old Mississippi alligator Blacky in his private a basin at his house in Dietzenbach, center Germany. With his private zoo and its exotic shows, the former pizza chef is known throughout Germany. (Frank Rumpenhorst/AFP/Getty Images