Kellan Lutz spent yesterday (09.07.12) with ''beautiful'' alligators.

The 'Twilight Saga' actor got up close to a number of reptiles on a magazine photo shoot in the Florida Everglades and was overwhelmed by the huge creatures.

Alongside a series of pictures of himself with the reptiles, he tweeted: ''With an American alligator - 4 foot individual about a teenager - it's nesting season now for these guys!

''Such beautiful animals! True dinosaurs.

''Standing in the middle of the Everglades! Such a special place. (sic)''

Kellan has appealed to his followers to help protect the subtropical wetland region and its wildlife.

He added: ''Here in the Everglades with @gqmagazine and @LACOSTE Help us protect the Everglades. Visit

''Kneeling next to an American crocodile only about 2,000 left in wild ... federally listed as a threatened species (sic)''

The 27-year-old actor's love of animals stretches beyond reptiles as he also revealed to his twitter followers that he is so devoted to his pet dog, he lets the pooch sleep in his bed.

Asked by a fan, ''Do you let your dogs sleep on your bed? If so, do they hog the bed?'', he replied: ''Kola takes up the whole bed ‪#spoiled‬ (sic)''