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The most famous resident of Okefenokee Swamp Park in Waycross, Ga. — analligator that attracted the stares of tourists for decades — will soonbe immortalized nearly a year after his death.


The most famous resident of Okefenokee Swamp Park in Waycross, Ga. — an alligator that attracted the stares of tourists for decades — will soon be immortalized nearly a year after his death.

The skeleton of Oscar is being assembled and will be put on display like a museum dinosaur. The four-metre, 450-kilogram alligator had roamed the swamp from the time the park opened in 1946.

As his bones show, Oscar was a tough customer, surviving a shotgun blast to the face, at least three bullet wounds, broken bones and arthritis.

By some estimates, the geezer gator was 95 to 100 years old when he died last summer.


 
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