Jessica Joslin - Taxidermy art artist. Are these real bones? It depends on the piece. Some of the bones are real, some are not. For all protected and endangered species, I create replicas. For the sculptures that incorporate real animal bones, I work with licensed osteological suppliers. I have a strong affinity for animals and take care to deal only with reputable companies, whose specimens are legally and ethically obtained.
The American alligator is found from North Carolina to the Rio Grande in TX. These reptiles typically have between 74 to 80 teeth in their mouth at a time. When their teeth wear down, they are replaced, and they can go through 2,000-3,000 teeth in a lifetime