Alligator stands on hind legs

Daigooro is an alligator that stands upright when doused with water. He lives at Marine Plaza Miyajima in Hiroshima Prefecture, Japan. From Mainichi Daily News:
 National News Images 20080405P2A00M0Na027000P Size5The 80-centimeter-long male alligator was first spotted standing up about two years ago, when water that a keeper poured on plants in his cage splashed on him...

From this year, Daigoro, a three-year-old dwarf caiman alligator from South America, has been entertaining visitors by performing the stand-up show every noon when a keeper pours water on it.
Link (Thanks, Paul Saffo!)


  1. This mutation is what lead to Humans evolving.

    We are just seeing the constant examples of evolution

    If this gene is dominant, it will spread to his children and generations from now -might branch off into a new sub species

  2. Stop eating alligators! Get Geico!

    This standing animal tastes like chicken.

    Imagine the corporate possibilities…

  3. I would stand up if someone poured water on me, too.

    Here’s hoping it doesn’t grow thumbs when some other common liquid is poured on it. Pepsi, maybe?

  4. Alligator stories always make me think of Steve Irwin (RIP). Imagine the wrestling match they could have had!

  5. His other trick is removing the hand of anyone that sticks it into his mouth.

    You can train em just like dogs.

  6. This reminds me of something Japanese noise artist Merzbow wrote about Minazo, the elephant seal who died in 2005 and was the inspiration for the bucket-pining lolrus, as well as a two volume album by Merzbow. This is what Merzbow wrote in his liner notes for Minazo vol.1.

    “Minazo was forced to perform various stunts before audience at each mealtime, such as holding a bucket with one flipper, bending back like a prawn, and standing still while a keeper jumped and clung on him. The hard work made him exhausted and might have caused his early death. Many of the aquariums in Japan have become mere amusement establishments.”

  7. maybe when the water hits his head and back with the force of being poured, it presses on a nerve damaged by rough human handling and causes incredible pain -making him rear up.

  8. is he standing because he likes it, or because he doesn’t like it? he needs to be more clear…

  9. And I, for one, welcome our new reptilian overl…

    Dammit, #13 beat me to the punch saying #2 beat me to the punch.

    We’re a totally meme-controlled species, aren’t we? :) No wonder the alligators are taking over.

  10. “hello my baby, hello my honey, hello my ragtime gaaal…send me a kiss by wire…baby my heart’s on fire…”

  11. trivia quiz: singing frog has a name: what is it?

    @15, yes actually. Noticing animals have feelings does uplift the world.

  12. #20 Peaceflag2007: “hello my baby, hello my honey, hello my ragtime gaaal…

    I have a nice building cornerstone box for you right over here…

  13. Feh. Splash Mountain is filled with alligators who stand on their hind legs. And wear hats. I think some sing, as well.

  14. yes, after that abuse, i hope this little dude figures out how to attack the loser/s who douse him with water each day. poor thing.

  15. “yes, after that abuse, i hope this little dude figures out how to attack the loser/s who douse him with water each day. poor thing.”

    Yeah, poor alligator. We all know how much alligators hate water.

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