Tooth day


I call this tooth day because we both went to the dentist and got our semi-annual cleaning. I’m sparkly!

This mouthful, however, is from the side of a specimen in the DNR lab on Sapelo—it’s an alligator (Alligator mississippiensis).

Ah, thanks WikiPee—I see “alligator” is a corruption of the Spanish “el lagarto,” or the lizard (which in Colonial times seems to have been a general critter category; I have heard variations of lagarto applied to several creatures in Mexico).

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