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Skeleton of Okefenokee Swamp’s famed alligator, Oscar, to be displayed 名鱷奧斯卡骨骸將公開展覽

Don Berryhill compares another alligator’s skull to that of Oscar’s at Okefenokee Swamp Park in Waycross, Georgia, US, on April 23, 2008. 上個月二十三日,唐.貝瑞希爾在美國喬治亞州衛克斯市的奧克菲諾基沼澤公園,比較奧斯卡和另外一條短吻鱷的頭蓋骨。照片:美聯社


An alligator that attracted the stares of tourists for decades will soon be seen again.

The skeleton of Oscar is being assembled. It will be put on display like a museum dinosaur.

Oscar was the most famous resident of Okefenokee Swamp Park. He roamed the swamp from the time the park opened in 1946 until his death a year ago.

The 4.3-meter, 450-kilogram beast was a tough gator. He survived a shotgun blast to the face and at least three bullet wounds. Some scientists think he was 95 to 100 years old when he died.

The display also will include what park officials found in Oscar’s belly, including a plastic dog collar, a dog’s tag, a penny and the top section of a flagpole.

“Some people think he’s a statue,” a tour guide, Danny Rowe, said of Oscar in 1996. “I tell people he’s real, but I don’t get paid enough to show them he’s real.”

The Okefenokee is a wildlife refuge in southeastern Georgia that attracts 350,000 to 400,000 visitors a year.










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