How much is a alligator worth?

Not legal advice: When hunted for their hide and meat, an alligator is worth from about $50 to $150, depending on length. An alligator from 5 to 7 feet in length is worth $8 per foot, while an alligator longer than 7 feet is worth $12 to $15 a foot. An alligator that is 5 feet or shorter in length is only worth $5 per foot. To hunt alligators, one must have a license from the state in which they reside. Licenses generally cost about $25. When one buys an alligator to raise as a pet, it costs about $800 to $1,000 to buy the animal. One must also obtain an exotic pet permit in most areas. This can be purchased from your state's wildlife authority.

Updated on Sunday, February 26 2012 at 08:53PM EST