Worth including in ABC? The dreaded alligator horse of Kentucky. Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading... 9 Comments I mean, is it like a fearsome critter or like Darrel the Doggigator? LikeLike It’s a folk song critter that Davy Crockett described himself as LikeLike Davy Crockett described himself as Alligator Horse? Also, yes you should include it! LikeLike Yes he did! LikeLike This begs the question of Mr. ABOC and any other interested readers; if you were frontiersman and folk-hero, what animal-hybrid abomination would you be? I’m going to go with the back half of a babirusa and the front half of a banana slug. LikeLike Half tortoise and half thornbush LikeLike Duck and Hellgramite hybrid. LikeLike If I were an animal hybrid I’d be a chimerical mix of weird, poorly known animals, notably mimic octopus, stopligjt loosejaw, Golden mole, Giant Weta, wrinkled face bat, hooded pitohui, pebble toad, and horned lizard LikeLiked by 1 person “Behind it stood our little force, None wished it to be greater, For ev’ry man was half a horse, And half an alligator.” It was from a song that commemorated Kentucky’s involvement in the Battle of New Orleans during the War of 1812. It was actually a wildly popular song for awhile. LikeLike Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here... Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Email (required) (Address never made public) Name (required) Website You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Google account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Twitter account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Facebook account. ( Log Out / Change ) Cancel Connecting to %s Notify me of new comments via email. Notify me of new posts via email.