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There are 2 types of alligator tail meat; tender, white and veal like or dark and very tough.  Alligator body meat is pinkish with a strong flavor and slightly tough.  All the meat is low in fat and high in protein.

Louisiana designated the Alligator (Alligator mississippiensis) as its official State Reptile in 1983.

Mississippi designated the American Alligator (Alligator Mississippiensis) as its Official State Reptile in 2005.





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