Is Crocodile or Alligator leather skin bullet proof?

We’re frequently asked by children and adults alike about the real strength of alligator skin.  It’s a common misconception from movies, games, and cartoons that alligator skin is so strong and dense that it can protect you from bullets.  This idea has existed as long as guns have existed – I would like to to dispel that myth with facts about alligator leather. A genuine alligator leather hide is one of the strongest and most dense materials for leathercrafting.  As alligators grow, their skin becomes increasingly thick, making them an ideal predator in the wild with few...

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Alligators – Skin Shedding Habits

All reptiles shed their skin in some way shape or form.  While snakes often shed all of their skin off at once and lizards will shed in patches as they grow, Alligators and Crocodile skin is scaly and often will come off in individual scales instead.  So, while alligators shed their skin like other animals do, their “molting” is much different than other reptiles.  Just like most animals including Mammals, a healthy alligator will continue to shed its scales regularly, rubbing up against trees and rocks to rub off the dead skin. As Alligator shed their scales, newer, larger,...

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