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The Dogigator, a nice sweet baby boy, is a river cryptid that has the appearance of the hybrid of a alligator and a dog. It can be seen in the Abita Mystery House, and also the Anita Mystery House which have a variety of cryptids. One of them is the Dogigator, baptized as "Darrel". The scaly pooch has its own house and food dish, surrounded with plants. It's described as a marvel of science. Even though it's a statue, people fall for the trick like the Bassigator. However, thanks to the science, we may get our own Dogigator in the future.
Nothing is known about the biology and habitat of this reptomammalian hybrid (which also happens in another cryptids, such as the Coonigator or Crocodingo). Like the Bassigator, it's sometimes considered a fearsome critter. If it was real, it would probaly be a survivor of the extinct crocodiles, in which some would stand upright like that.