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Gator mount ideas
I am not a big fan of shoulder mounts or gator rugs. Or boots/hat for that matter.
Any other ideas for what to do with my gator that will not cost over $1,000?
Post any pics too (rugs and shoulder mounts too I am still open for ideas).
Here a few but you'll be hard pressed to stay under $1000.At least by someone who know's what their doing.A lot of Taxidermist will take it on but will most likely bite off more than they can chew.
That was 1/2 shoulder mount with habitat. Next is full body mount with full habitat
Here's a coffee table with habitat.
Yes at $500 a foot, a grand doesn't go far! Lol
Here's a triple with full habitat and hog
A wall mount full body 6ft gator. Different
Good stuff but most a little over $1,000 I think:)
Yeah it will depend on what size gator you take and how much habitat if any?
A couple cool looking mounts though!!
Not being flippant - try for some really good photos. As I get older, the photos are much more valuable than taxidermy.
European skull is a truly impressive display, say on a desk or bookshelf.
I guess not what you want but I saw a Gater skin rug(?) if you want to call it that at Compton. It was pretty cool.
Dang thing looked huge, about 10' I guess.
Not mine, but I like this one and found it online a few weeks ago and kept it as a reference "just in case". It's simple, cool, and doesn't take up a lot of space so it could go virtually anywhere.
Merty: that display is awesome! Could be better with the water made to be splashing, but displays pretty much everything one would want with an alligator mount.
BTW I assume that alligator mounts do not use the real jaws/teeth, same as bears and lions etc?
You could boil the skull for neat Euro and then head mount like Merty posted and display both.
This skull has been colored; looks neat.
I too went with just the head.
Boo-coo fellow bowsiters/M&M friends got my sharing Email with the 4 pix/stages of my gator project, from rough stock to finished On The Wall in my trophy Room.
I did all the habitat and base--everything--except the head/teeth.
I get/got ton's of compliments and it looks really cool under 2 Rocky Rams and adjacent to my Wyo Buff shoulder mounts.
I save a lot of $$$ by doing so much after the mount is done on any species.
I built my pedestal for my Fighting Bulls shoulder mounts (2 6x6 bulls fighting with interlocking antlers) including all the habitat.
Good luck, Robb
PS--I have no problem at all sharing privately the Gator project photo's
"Could be better with the water made to be splashing"
smarba - funny you should say that, as that's the exact thought I had when I saw this myself! I'd have more of a ripple on the water, and have drops of the water falling from head like I've seen with some fish mounts. I just had to save this pic as a baseline for a reference for when the time comes for me.