"Why?" you ask. Well here is my case:
Exhibit A - My elementary school mascot was the Garrison Gator
Exhibit B - Growing up, I had a strange obsession with Crocodile Dundee I & II
Exhibit C - Notice the alligators right foot... see all the toes are missing?
Six years ago, I broke all the toes in my right foot playing soccer
Exhibit D - If it ever gets stolen I can say, matter-a-factly:
"Yes, it grew legs and walked away."
Exhibit E - The salesman at the Metrolina Antiques Show assured me
this purchase was meant-to-be
Ok, so I admit it's a little creepy, and some may cry PETA, but would you rather this alligator's fashion sacrifice be in vain? What's done is done... Now all I need is one of those mink stoles with all the heads still in tact.