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Ponchatoula, Louisiana: Ole Hardhide: Town Gator (Gone)

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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.
Status:
Gone

Town gator.

Ole Hardhide: Town Gator

Ole Hardhide lived in the center of town in a big, open-air enclosure. She retired to a nearby gator farm in March 2023.

Roadsideamerica.com Report... [08/13/2017]

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Ole Hardhide: Town Gator

The gator has been rehomed.

[Daniel, 01/06/2024]

Old Hardhide, age 65, retired to a nearby alligator farm. The town has said that it hopes to adopt a new resident mascot gator.

Old Hardhyde - Town Alligator

Sit down literally beside an alligator. The cage is beautiful and clean. Looks well-maintained. The town is great, easy to navigate around. One of the main reasons we came was to visit the alligator. Could use a large sign showing where to find him. Otherwise you wouldn't know he was there.

[Melissa Dickerson, 07/17/2017]
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]

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