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Tiny creature - Ali the alligator

SFr. 68.00

A home isn't a home without the little useless objects lying around. Don't understand mess and find excuses for yourself; it's about art and decor. Surround yourself with this lovely little creature.
It's hand sculpted, hand painted and unique. Adopt it today.

Min Pin believes in compassionate design, quality artistry, sustainability, and fun!
Currently based in Melbourne Australia, all Min Pin pieces are developed and handmade by Penny Min Ferguson in her studio in the Dandenong Ranges.

4 x 4 x 11cm

Pauline tells you a story: Ali the Alligator

Alligator or crocodile?

Before telling the story of Ali the Alligator, you should be able not to confuse him with Karl the crocodile, his cousin...

Coming face to face with a crocodile or an alligator, you'd see a mouth full of serrated teeth that would likely scare the bejeezus out of you.  The two reptile groups are close relatives, so their physical similarities are expected. 
Upon closer inspection, not recommended out in the wild, you'd spot glaring differences:     

Snout shape: Alligators have wider, U-shaped snouts, while crocodile front ends are more pointed and V-shaped.   
Toothy grin: When their snouts are shut, crocodiles look like they're flashing a toothy grin, as the fourth tooth on each side of the lower jaw sticks up over the upper lip. For alligators, the upper jaw is wider than the lower one, so when they close their mouths, all their teeth are hidden.    
Home base: Crocodiles tend to live in saltwater habitats, while alligators hang out in freshwater marshes and lakes.

Now, all set? Well, I'm afraid the story won't happen. Ali just sent me a fax saying I must keep his private life, private. Sorry folks. (At least you know he was born in the seventies, who else would send a fax?!)