Arizona Alligator Gets A Prosthetic Tail - FOX 35 News Orlando

Arizona Alligator Gets A Prosthetic Tail

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Prosthetic limbs aren't just for humans, anymore. An alligator in Arizona is sporting a brand new tail, thanks to researchers.

"Mister Stubbs" was one of 32 gators confiscated from the back of a truck in Arizona back in 2005.

It's believed the 7-foot reptile had its tail bitten off by another alligator.

Mister Stubbs was then brought to the Phoenix Herpetological Society, where vets gave it a 3-foot-long prosthetic tail attached with nylon straps.

Not only does Mister Stubbs look better. The tail is helping it to walk straight and have better balance under water.

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