Baby gators draw a crowd during hatching festival in Palmdale

Barbara Corbellini Duarte / Staff
Allen Register, co-owner of Gatorama alligator farm, holds baby alligators that recently hatched.

Barbara Corbellini Duarte / Staff Allen Register, co-owner of Gatorama alligator farm, holds baby alligators that recently hatched.

Allen Register chose an egg from the incubator and carefully cracked the shell with his fingers. A tiny American alligator nose popped out the remaining soft shell. The alligator squeezed its head out of the egg and opened its eyes for the first time.

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