When you think of Colorado, the first thought that normally doesn't pop into your mind is alligators. Yet, some of these giant reptiles call Colorado home. While these oversized lizards do not roam freely in the Centennial State, you can still see alligators at a reptile rescue in southern Colorado.

At the Colorado Gator Farm in Mosca, over 120 Alligators call this four-acre habitat home. The Colorado Gator Farm has over seven different ponds and plenty of room for a gator to sunbathe.

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Movie Star Alligator Calls Colorado Home

When I was a teenager, one of the funniest movies that I have ever watched was Happy Gilmore starring Adam Sandler. That movie lives on in random quotes from people all over to this very day.

Possibly one of the most memorable actors in the movie isn't really an actor at all. Known as Chubbs, the one-eyed gator, from Happy Gilmore, has starred in numerous movies including Dr. Dolittle 2, Blues Brothers 2000, Interview with the Vampire, and many more.


The silver screen gator's real name is Morris and he is over 60 years old. Morris the gator was forced into retirement from the big screen after he destroyed the set of the 90s sitcom, Coach. The Colorado Gator Farm told KDVR that Morris the gator is the most dangerous alligator at the southern Colorado park. Check out Morris in his prime on Happy Gilmore:

Learn more about the alligators in Mosca, Colorado that call the Colorado Gator Farm home at coloradogators.com.

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Gallery Credit: Kelsey Nistel

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