Beloved Gator's Body and Insides Go on Display

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Oscar the alligator charmed generations of tourists as he swam and lurked at the Okefenokee Swamp Park, and he will continue to be a tourist attraction after his death.

Oscar weighed a thousand pounds and was about 100 years old when he died last year.

His skeleton will soon go on display at a museum, along with some of the things found inside him: a dog collar and tags, some spare change and part of a flagpole.



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