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A prosthetic tail for alligator in Arizona

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SCOTTSDALE, AZ (WFLA) -

An alligator in Arizona, Mr. Stubbs, tried out his new tail Sunday in Scottsdale.

The alligator was tail-less when he came to the Phoenix Herpetological Society. He was confiscated because it is illegal to own alligators as pets in Arizona.

Scientists built him a prosthetic tail from scratch. They say it will take about six months for him to adjust to swim with it.

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