Alligator & Crocodile Statues (page 1)

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Globe, AZ
This concrete Crocogator is believed to have been built in the 1930s for a gas station which is long gone. [map]

North Richmond, CA
This 42-foot-long Crocodile named Niloticus was created by Peter Hazel in 2019 for the Burning Man festival. It is made from a steel frame and covered with cement embedded with ceramic and glass mosaic tiles. The Crocodile is now displayed at Point San Pablo Harbor.

Christmas, FL
Swampy was built around 1989 for Gator Jungle. The attraction opened in 1969 and is now known as Jungle Adventures. At 200 feet long, it is the largest alligator ever built. Swampy's mouth was going to be used as the entrance but it was converted into a ticket booth after a lawsuit when it was being built by Gatorland in Orlando for its similar design. For more, see this website. [map]

Standing Gator
Jacksonville, FL
The Standing Gator was originally installed in St. Augustine at Casper's Alligator and Ostrich Farm which opened in 1946 and was later known as the Gatorland Alligator Farm. The statue was there by the 1960s. The attraction closed in 1982. The statue was still there in 1985. It is now installed in Metropolitan Park in Jacksonville, across the street from Gator Bowl Stadium. The 22-foot-tall, concrete statue was also known as the Smoke 'n Gator since he originally held a cigar in his left hand. He holds a walking stick in his other hand. Does anyone know when the statue was built and when it was moved to Jacksonville? For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

Gator [gone]
Kissimmee, FL
The Gator in Kissimmee was second to Swampy in terms of length at 126 feet long. This statue held a Jeep in its mouth and stood in front of what was JungleLand, a wild animal park and alligator farm. The park closed in 2002. The Gator was demolished in 2014.

Miami, FL
Orlando, FL
The Alligator in Miami is installed at the Northside Shopping Center which was built in 1960. This sculpture may be from then. [map]

Gatorland opened in 1949. The gator mouth entrance was built in 1962. In 2006, there was a major fire at this tourist attraction. The gator mouth was damaged but soon restored. It no longer functions as the entrance but stands alongside it. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

Old Joe
Mount Dora, FL
Old Joe was a 15-foot-long alligator that lived in the lakes around Mount Dora in the late 1800s. In 2018, this life-sized bronze tribute to him was installed in Palm Island Park next to Lake Dora. [map]

Corky Bell's Seafood
Palatka, FL
2009: 2021:
Corky Bell's Seafood gator mailbox was installed around 2009. Around 2018, the statue was rebuilt and painted gray. There are two other gator statues inside the restaurant. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

Smok'N Butts BBQ [gone]
Panama City Beach, FL
The Smok'N Butts BBQ building with the gator on the roof was built sometime between 2011 and 2015. In 2022, the building and gator were gone.

Standing Gator
Clermont, FL
Standing Gator [gone]
Homestead, FL
Ochopee, FL
This Standing Gator in Clermont is located at the Showcase of Citrus. [map]

This Standing Gator in Homestead stood in a pond next to the Mutineer Restaurant. The statue was repainted around 2016. It was gone by 2018.

This Alligator in Ochopee is installed at Wooten's Everglades Airboat Tours. [map]

More Florida:
Gator Wrestler (Miami)

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