A Girl and Her Gator

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Oatland is sporting new alligators.  Two little bitties, only months old. They are so small and fragile, they feel more like salamanders and not the ferocious reptiles they grow up to be.  We learned all about alligators last week–about their behavior of sunning, the power of their scutes, and the mighty crushing power of their jaws.

We read A Girl and Her Gator by Sean Bryan.

a girl and her gator

How stylish would you look if you could wear a gator up there?  Well check out these little tots and see for yourself:

a girl with her alligator  alligator hat 3

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About Joy O' Nature

I am a naturalist on the education staff here at Oatland Island Wildlife Center. I earned a B.S. in Terrestrial Ecology with a minor in Wildlife Biology from the University of Vermont. I recently received my MPH in Environmental Health from the University of Arizona. I have been a classroom science and environmental educator; instructing all ages from preschool to college, for most of my educated life.

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