Skip to comments.Gator gets prosthetic tail
Posted on 03/11/2013 5:06:03 PM PDT by oxcart
PHOENIX, March 10 (UPI) -- Mr. Stubbs, an Arizona alligator who had his tail bitten off more than eight years ago, now has a prosthetic tail, his keepers say.
The 11-year-old, 7-foot-long alligator at the Phoenix Herpetological Society may be the first alligator to be fitted with an artificial tail, The Arizona Republic reported Sunday. The Phoenix newspaper said it may take Mr. Stubbs months to learn to properly use his 3-foot rubber tail, which is attached with nylon straps.
"The fact he doesn't try to bite it (the tail) is a good sign," society President Russ Johnson said. "Learning how to use it is going to take a lot of training."
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Must have been an illegal alien gator. I wouldn’t qualify for a free prosthetic.
What sort of government grant paid for that B.S.?
Don’t worry. You will under Obamacare.
No, because I am a Republican. I won’t be deemed worthy of health care. They will offer me a pill.
Gators are common in FL.
The American crocodile on the other hand is endangered.
I’m glad to see Mr. Stubbs fixed up!
Let me guess, sequester money.
The death panel will give you a choice of pills.
I am an animal lover...so I will have to make an exception for gators.
I have had lizards with much personality...I can't imagine a gator has any less.
Must be one of our colorful Desert Alligators.
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