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Valley Public Radio Staff
Tue March 12, 2013
Arizona Gator Gets $6,000 Prosthetic Tail
RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:
Good morning, I'm Renee Montagne.
There's "The Six Million Dollar Man" and now there is the $6,000 alligator. He's called Mr. Stubbs because his tail was bitten off years ago. Mr. Stubbs was taken in by the Phoenix Herpetological Society, where, The Arizona Republic reports, an orthopedic care specialist realized a silicone tail could be designed for him. Mr. Stubbs now sports a $6,000 prosthetic, making him half gator, half rubber.
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