Amazing Alligator from Top of Texas Taxidermy

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  1. gizmo

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    So @ArmyGrunt came to me a while back about an alligator. He wanted to go with a loosely based Peter Pan idea of the croc with the clock in it's mouth. We decided on a nautical themed clock. After bouncing ideas around this is the final product. I hope ya'll enjoy.

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    You are getting very creative Erik ;)
     
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    When I read the words in your post, my immediate thought was negative (i.e. "thats going to be campy".. or "not sure how that is going to work out...")...

    Then I scrolled down and looked at the actual work...

    Great job!

    Creative, classy execution, and looks excellent...

    I could see me stealing this idea and having one made very similarly if/when I ever take a gator..

    Well done!
     
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    Thank you, that is a huge compliment. I was very pleased with how it turned out and I think ArmyGrunt is too.
     

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    Very cool idea and great execution!
     
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    Captain Hook would be proud!

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    I want to see the 14 footer standing mount. :D
     
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    That’s cool.
     
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    Excellent concept
     
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    I wanted to do a full mount as the clock tower....but the estimate was something Dr Nate might do in the future. Medic/student Nate didn't have a chance!

    We'd talked about one style of pedestal for this, but Erik thought that didn't flow. A short phone conversation and him digging thru the pile o' stuff, and he found this perfectly fitting piece of wood.

    I can't wait to hear how loud my girlfriend's eyes roll when this gets home!

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    Take a picture of her face when she sees it. That will be a trophy in itself

    That full body mount should be interesting in Dr Nate’s front hall one day.
     
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    In the hall, by the front door, I dream of a hyena with a snarl...just to welcome my guests. HOWEVER! She said in OUR home there won't be dead animals in the living room, so I doubt that will fly....
    I told her we need a house with a great room-so it's not calls living room and I can have lots of wall space!
     
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    My wife said a bunch of stuff like that 18 years ago when we got married. I thought it was cute that she thought I’d take it seriously.
     

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    So excited when I got home from a 48 hour shift!
    Too bad I had stuff to do this morning, and haven't got to open it yet.... 20180516_081133.jpg
     

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    I was worried when I read Peter Pan, I thought there was going to be a wash basin involved or Gizmo in green tights and a gay hat!

    Turned out awesome.lol
     
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    Cody you know you wanna see that!
     

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    With tequila involved, nothing would surprise me brother!
     
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