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First time gator skull maceration pics

Discussion in 'Skulls and Skeletons' started by dublelung, Sep 23, 2016.

  1. Sea Wolf

    Sea Wolf Well-Known Member

    Really great photos. I agree. Thanks for sharing. What do you do with these after? I've heard that gator is good to eat if cooked right. Does the meat get saved .. or is it at least good catfish bait? Did they get mounted, tanned .. made into boots and a matching wallet? Would love to see what was done with them after too. We have Great Whites here now. Just as dangerous. Thankfully not as numerous .. yet. Can't catch them and there isn't much you can do with them.
  2. Most were skinned and sent to make leather. 2 or 3 have been self-tanned and made into headless rugs. One is hanging in a local lumber yard. I do skulls as a hobby. One of our team members does skulls, not really as a business, but more than a hobby level. He does maintain a beetle colony and gets a little side money for doing them. He does it mostly for "friends". I told him when he got a colony he'd find out he had a lot more friends than he thought.

    My hides are still in the freezer, but some of our group has had boots and wallets made, but I don't have pics.

    The meat is eaten or given away to be eaten. It's not bad. Trimming the fat is a must. It is horrible. I liken it to a tough fishy or gamey tasting chicken. I like it just fine, but chicken tastes better. I prefer it in a gumbo.

  3. Those are some nice gators