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Contents of this page: Gator skulls, Baby and Preemie Gator skulls, Gator taxidermy heads; Nile crocodile heads

Who says gators can't smile?  

(Photo credit to Laura in Bucksport SC)

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DANGER, DANGER, DANGER!!!

THESE AMERICAN ALLIGATOR SKELETON HEADS ARE REAL, from a gator farm in LOUISIANA.  THESE ARE ALL CONSIDERED "JUMBO" SIZE!  Here's an example so you can appreciate just how big they are and how many we have, here's our stash under just one of our tables!

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The AMERICAN ALLIGATOR (Alligator Mississippiensis) is the largest reptile in North America.  The first reptiles appeared 300 million years ago; the ancestors of the American alligator appeared 160 million years ago and it has not changed since then, indeed a modern dinosaur.  Gators are found only in the Southeastern United States and China.

12 FOOT MAN EATING GATOR'S SKULL!

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Remember, prices include insured Fedex ground shipping anywhere in the continental U.S.; other states please inquire.  The skulls you see in the photographs are exactly what you would receive.

WE ONLY SHIP GATOR SKULLS WITHIN THE 50 U.S. States & Puerto Rico due to CITES restrictions, no out-of-country shipments, no exceptions.

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Here is Glenn restoring a typical gator skull.  It is a picky, physical and time-consuming task.  

   

   

G-Lot-85

Exceptional, clean specimen (value of teeth alone = $1800)

23-3/4" long x 11-3/4" wide at the back x 5-3/4" wide at the snout

Weights 13 pounds 8 ounces

$1600

 

BABY AND PREEMIE GATOR SKULLS - RARE



#G-LOT-100

Upper skull only
Measures 3-1/2 long x 2-1/8 wide x 1-1/4 tall

$80  SOLD


#G-LOT-101

Measures 4-1/4 long x 2 wide x 1-3/8 tall

$155
  SOLD


#G-LOT-102

Preemie (pre-birth)
Measures 2-3/4 long x 1-1/8 wide x 7/8 tall

$125  SOLD


#G-LOT-103

Preemie (pre-birth)
Measures 2-1/4 long x 7/8 wide x 5/8 tall

$115  SOLD


#G-LOT-104

Preemie (pre-birth)
Measures 2-1/4 long x 7/8 wide x 5/8 tall

$115  SOLD

 

Guess what this is...is this a shoe insole?  No. A fly catcher?  Nope.   Give up?
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It's an alligator tongue!  It's real leather.  Remember, when the gators are legally hunted and processed, 100% of it is used.  Nothing is wasted!  These are usually made into WALLETS or BELT BUCKLES.

 

How can you tell the difference between a CROCODILE head and an ALLIGATOR head?

1.  When the mouth is closed, a croc's teeth STILL SHOW, and a gator's does not.

2.  Gators have BLUNT heads and horny backs; crocs have less bumpy skin and longer, narrower heads.

Other facts:

3.  Crocs are found in Africa, Asia, Australia & the Americas.  Gators are found only in China and the Americas

4.  Most if not all crocodiles are considered endangered species.  Most gators are not.

RULE OF THUMB

 to figure LENGTH OF GATOR:  Measure length of skull x 7.5 = length of gator

 

TAXIDERMY (Skin on) 

American Alligator heads

(Heat dried, coated in polyurethane, the cut end is painted black, unless otherwise specified; marbles replace eyes)

From a gator farm in Louisiana, these are AMERICAN ALLIGATORS (alligator mississipiensis).  They were endangered but have now achieved protected status.  As such, numerous regulations exist to safeguard this great animal and provide for its future survival.  Every farmed gator is assigned a unique number by the Dept. of Wildlife and Fisheries to ensure that only legally harvested gators are used for the products that put them in such high demand worldwide.  This number is written in felt marker in the side of each gator's jaw.  The gators are raised for the hides.  By law, the whole animal must be recycled.  Soooo.....the guts go to the cat and dog food companies (animal byproducts!!),  the meat is eaten locally, and the feet, heads and teeth go into the tourist industry, as you see here.  Are you sure you really wanted to know?

 

#G202-20 series are 18 to 19"  $420  each
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#G202-25

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#G202-26

 

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#G202-27

18-1/2" long

9-3/4" across back of skull

6-3/4" across snout

 

#G202-40 series are 17 to 18"  $380  each
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#G203-1 series are 16-17"  $310  each
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#G203-4

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#G203-20 series are 15 to 16"  $220 each
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#G204-1 series are 14" to 15"  $160 each
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#G204-11 SOLD

 

#G205-500 series are 8" to 9" $50 each
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#G206-1 thru 112 series are 6" to 7" $33 each


#G206-13
     
129 more available

 

#G207-1 series are 5 to 6"  $25  each


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#G-207-47
48 more available

 

Rare African NILE CROCODILE taxidermy heads & skulls

Genus species: Crocodylus (crocodile) niloticus (belonging to the Nile River)

Average 16-20 feet long, 500 pounds, found; lifespan 45 years in the wild, 80 years in captivity.  70% of the adult diet is fish. Other prey items may include zebras, hippos, porcupines, pangolins, and migrating wildebeest.  

 individually photographed 

TAXIDERMY HEADS
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LOT N-9  Taxidermy head, marble eyes, coated in polyurethane, back of head painted black

6-1/2" LONG  SOLD

 

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LOT N-10

EXCEPTIONALLY large and well done, measures 10" long x 4-3/8" widest, solid black plastic back of head

$189  SOLD

 

WORLD'S ONLY DEFORMED ALLIGATOR HEAD COLLECTION

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GET ONE FOR YOURSELF, CLICK HERE TO SEE THEM ALL!

For the first time, offered individually for sale (350+ heads)

 

MONSTER GATOR SKULL, 27" long
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Dear Mr. & Mrs. Reed,

I found your site while trying to research information on wild alligators and was very impressed with your experience.  While I was unable to find the answers I was looking for, I wondered if you might be able to help provide some information about an alligator skull I found recently (submerged in 2' of water) in SW Florida.  I did not want to damage the skull, so I've done nothing but bleach and clean it (and the teeth) and paint a protective coating of white glue and water on it.  Nature had already reduced the tissue down to the bone by the time I found it. 

Here are some pictures for you so you can see it's massive size.  Here are the measurements I took: 

27" from longest point to longest point when measured with the top and bottom jaw fitted together

15" from mid eye to mid nostril

13" across the widest part of the head

8" across the nose

3.5" canine with a 3" circumference

7.75" from tip to tip of the upper canines

this must have been some gigantic creature, and I would love to know as much as possible about it. 

Amanda

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WOW !!!! What a monster you have there. This is a gator that would have been some 15 foot plus in length and at least 15 years old. The time line is standard due to the length . They grow about 12'' per year. The length for the center of the eyes to the center of the nostril will give you the length and age of the gator.
 
This was in the water less than a year as there isn't 100% coloration showing on the entire bone structure.
 
You have done a wonderful job of cleaning it and there really isn't anything else to coat it with that over time won't turn it yellow. As you handle it the oil from your body will cause it to yellow. So, about once a year, just soak it in household bleach for about three hours , then soak it for 6 hours in cold water. This will stop the bleach.
 
The holes and cracks that you have described are normal,as there are 9 different plates making up the top skull, and the holes are part of the nasal system. From what I can tell this is a very good skull and would retail for about $800.  and the wholesale price to a dealer would be half that.
 
I hope this helps you with filling in the blanks as to what you have there.

Glenn Reed

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Mr. Reed,

Thank you so much for getting back to me, and so quickly!  Wow!  I guess I was right...this was a monster. It's great to know more about him!  Actually, from what I now read on the Florida Fish and Wildlife Web Site, this may be one of the largest alligators ever found in Florida!   Here's a quote from their site:

SIZE

Female alligators rarely exceed 9 feet in length, but males can grow much larger. The Florida state record for length is a 14 foot 5/8 inch male from Lake Monroe in Seminole County. The Florida record for weight is a 1,043 pound (13 feet 10 1/2 inches long) male from Orange Lake in Alachua County.  FWC biologists have published an article on the maximum size of the alligator.

Roger (as we've named him) has become a part of our family and people are always impressed with him.  Now when people want to touch him to see if he's real (and they ALWAYS do!),

Thank you!

Amanda

 

Cool customer RUSS in WISCONSIN 

sent this photo of the gator head he bought from us, mounted on his BOAT!   A real "Lake Placid" moment!

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(we advised him to make it removable, or keep it protected from the weather as often as possible).

Russ has added a comment: Heidi, thanks again.  Its getting lots of laughs on the water, but Spalding my potbellied pig is suspicious of him.  I think its the teeth.

 

Fossil Gharial crocodile skulls from Morocco, that we saw at the 2007 Tucson Gem & Fossil show.

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Litter bugs in the gator enclosure - BEWARE!

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