Ponchatoula, Louisiana: Old Hardhide - Town Gator in a Cage

Old Hardhide, the current town alligator, lives in the center of town in a big, open-air enclosure. One of his predecessors was Old Blue Eyes.
Address:
Pine St., Ponchatoula, LA
Directions:
I-55 exit 26. Drive east on Hwy 22 into downtown. On the left (north) side of Hwy 22/Pine St., at the train tracks, between NE and NW Railroad Aves.
RA Rates:
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Old Hardhide - Town Gator in a Cage

Gator was cool but slightly depressing, since he is alone in a small enclosure. There are tons of antique stores nearby, which make the detour worthwhile.

[Zack, 02/28/2015]

Old Hardhide.

Old Hardhide - Town Gator in a Cage

Old Hardhide was sitting very still in the corner of his cage. The kids liked it!

[Shayla, 04/12/2013]

Town gator.

Old Blue Eyes - Town Gator in a Cage

Neat town center, looks well maintained. They should have more information, or a guide, though, for the history.

[Jared, 11/18/2012]

Old Blue Eyes.

Old Blue Eyes - Town Gator in a Cage

Just off Pine Street, Old Blue Eyes is easy to find. The quaint downtown area offers some dining, antiques, and local artisans' work.

[Marissa, 07/15/2012]
Old Blue Eyes - Town Gator in a Cage

The cage was there and looked very well-maintained. No Old Blue Eyes though.

[Mark, 05/30/2012]

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