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Why can't you skin a gator head?

Discussion in 'Reptile Taxidermy' started by Noah Case, Oct 2, 2018.

  1. Noah Case

    Noah Case New Member

    I have read that you cannot remove the skin and scale alone from an alligators skull.
    I've researched the topic and I haven't found out why that is?

    I have a head in the freezer and I thought it would be neat if it could be just the skin is this possible? If not why

    I understand Alligators aren't the easiest animals but one must learn.
    Last edited: Oct 3, 2018
  2. Kerby Ross

    Kerby Ross KSU - Class of '83; U.S. Army - Infantry (83-92)

    On certain species of reptiles the skin on top of the head does not want to separate. For me I can't separate skin on top of the head on iguanas, gila monsters or gators. I prefer a reproduction head or at least the top part of the head being a reproduction.


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  3. joeym

    joeym Jeannette & Joey @ Dunn's Falls

    Try skinning your gator head, and show up a picture when it’s done! The skin on the head is more like a layer of paint than skin. It is adhered to the bone.