Closeup with Crypto Rain Eskew, 14, holds Crypto, an alligator who lives at Graystone Ranch Wildlife Education Center and Nature Park near Hephzibah. Crypto was brought to the ranch as a baby about a year-and-a-half ago. Volunteers at Graystone Ranch rescue injured or abandoned animals. The ranch is open to the public for tours and a host of other activities. All proceeds benefit animal welfare, rescue and conservation. For more information, go to http://graystoneranch.com.