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An alligator in Scottsdale is part pet, part rubber

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An alligator in Scottsdale is part pet, part rubber

By Taylor Higgins. CREATED Apr 4, 2014

TUCSON (KGUN9-TV) - Mr. Stubbs is an alligator from Scottsdale.

Stubbs has lived most of his life tail-less. He learned to swim by doggie paddling at the Phoenix Herpetological Society.
    
Then science stepped in with an idea: Build him a tail...a bionic-gator.

And now, Stubbs is one part reptile and one part rubber.

Now, Stubbs is the star of a new PBS special that documents how he learned to live with his new tail.

The Stubbs-starring show is called "My bionic pet" and it airs next Wednesday on PBS.

I'm Stella Inger. I hope you'll join Guy Atchley and me tonight at 5, 6, and 10.

Have a great day and a fun weekend!