Did you know the famous gator from ‘Happy Gilmore’ now lives in Colorado?

Feb 13, 2024, 5:13 PM

With  he recent passing of the great actor, Carl Weathers, his movies have been top of mind a bit more than usual lately, and that reminded me that one of his co-stars in Happy Gilmore is a Colorado resident. 

No, not Adam Sandler, but instead the alligator that ate the hand of Weathers’ character, Chubbs, in the movie. 

Going by the name of Morris, the American Alligator/movie star resides at the Colorado Gators Reptile Park, which is located about 16 miles north of Alamosa. According to a recent article from RoadTrippers, Morris was in the movie industry for 30 years prior to moving to the reptile rescue. 

Morris, who also played a role in Doctor Doolittle II and Interview with a Vampire, is one of the largest gators at the park, measuring more than 10 feet long and weighing about 500 pounds, according to a Colorado Life Magazine piece.

Morris has call the rescue facility home since 2006.

Colorado Gators Reptile Park is open nearly every day of the year from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and costs $25 for an adult visit. Plan your visit here.


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Did you know the famous gator from ‘Happy Gilmore’ now lives in Colorado?