As someone who is fond of gators I find this extremely creepy; it looks like his skin has been ripped off, exposing his muscular system underneath. In fact it reminds me of exhibitions where you can see human bodies this has actually been done to: transtopia.net/plastiman.jpg
HE IS AWSOME! Alligators are my FAVORITE animal and you have done incredibly in creating this lovely carving. I love how you crafted the scales, and teeth and... everything! The eye is brilliantly done, the use of the skin of the watermelon really makes it pop!