Alligator head taxidermy mount. Measures 12" long x 6" wide x 5" tall. Taxidermy quality rating is "Excellent". Great novelty item.
Size: 12" long x 6" wide x 5" tall
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The name Alligator is a most likely anglicized form of “El Lagarto” which is the Spanish term for “the lizard.” Alligators are only found in the United States and China. In the US they reside in the Southeast states such as Florida and Louisiana. Louisiana has the biggest gator population. They live in freshwater environments such as ponds, marshes, wetlands, rivers, lakes, and swamps. The Chinese Alligator is found only in the Yangtze River valley and part of the adjacent areas.
The average adult American Alligator is 13 feet in length and can weigh up to 790 lbs. The largest alligator on record was in Louisiana measuring 19 feet in length. The Chinese Alligator is smaller and hardly ever gets bigger than 6 feet. Adult Alligators are black or dark olive-brown with white underbellies. Juveniles have white or yellow stripes that contrast brightly with the rest of their dark body. These stripes fade as the Alligator grows older.
Large Alligators tend to be solitary and territorial animals, but small Alligators can be seen in large numbers close to each other. Smaller Alligators are more tolerant of others similar to their own size. Alligator will walk on land by two different methods, the “sprawl” and the “high walk.” The type of food that an Alligator consumes depends on their size and age. When they are young Alligators will eat fish, insects, snails, and crustaceans. As they mature the prey gets bigger. If prey cannot be eaten in one bite, the Alligator will grab hold with its powerful jaws and spin until bite size chunks are torn off. This is known as the “death roll.”