Did you know -- alligator heads, skulls & claw novelty items support species conservation? That’s right, alligators were once hunted to the brink of extinction, but thanks to a concerned American public and savvy governments, our nation’s beloved reptile made a comeback. Now the demand for taxidermied alligator novelty items incentivizes landowners to conserve their swampland.
The miracle of life begins after 65 day incubation period. Our friends at the Instigator Alligator Farm & Hatchery on the Northshore showed us the subtle techniques used to coax a baby alligator out of its warm oozy egg nest.