Alligator Joe’s Battle With a Wounded Gator

Title

Alligator Joe’s Battle With a Wounded Gator

Subject

Alligators -- Florida
Hunting
Palm Beach County (Fla.)

Description

View of a man with a rifle in a large alligator’s mouth.

[Text on back]
Alligator Joe’s Battle With a Wounded Gator, Palm Beach, Florida: Here is one of the terrors of out southern rivers. Alligators are as much dreaded by bathers in the rivers that flow into the Gulf of Mexico, as are sharks along warm sea beaches. The one here shown has been wounded by a famous hunter. The reptile, even though crippled, has seized the barrel of the rifle. The hunter will doubtless make short work of him.

Alligators are of close kin to crocodiles. In fact, you would have some difficulty in telling the two apart. Alligators live chiefly along the streams of the southeastern United States. There is one kind found also in China. They grow to be almost twenty feet in length, but they do not become full sized until they are about 100 years old. The female lays her eggs in the mud and grass on the banks of a stream, in the late spring. These eggs number from 100 to 200. She watches over them until the warm sun hatches out the little creatures. She then leads them down to the water and gives them their first lesson in swimming.

There are not nearly so many of these animals in our southern rivers as there formerly were. This is largely because hunters have killed them. Formerly the animals were shot because of the fear people had of them. Now they are hunted because of their skins and their teeth. Their skins make fine, soft leather. You have doubtless seen bags and belts made of alligator hides. Their teeth are valuable because of the ivory they contain.
What other large animals do you know that live in the rivers of warm countries? Look carefully at this view and describe an alligator so that your classmates would recognize one. Copyright by The Keystone View Company

Creator

Unknown

Source

Box 4, Folder Palm Beach Lake Worth, 001.90.11.AV484
Stereoscopic view, 3.5 x 7 inches

Publisher

Meadville, PA: Keystone View Company
Matheson Museum (electronic version)

Date

[1905]
Created-2011-03-25

Rights

Public Domain

Relation

Has Version-stereoscopic view card -- stereoscopic view card #001.90.11.AV484

Is Part Of-Matheson Museum, Florida Views Collection

Format

Image/jpg
Digital reproduction of a 3.5" x 7" stereoscopic view card
2095 × 1048 pixels

Language

eng

Type

Image

Identifier

001.90.11.AV484

Coverage

Florida -- 1900s

Original Format

Stereoscopic photograph

Physical Dimensions

3.5 x 7 inches

Files

bcb03d92923368140a6a982e0ed90f67.jpg

Collection

Citation

Unknown, “Alligator Joe’s Battle With a Wounded Gator
,” Florida Views: Development and Vision, accessed December 10, 2018, https://flstereoview.omeka.net/items/show/84.