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Not a Crocodile
The Switchables Gator stained glass night light cover is guaranteed not to bite.
The fused-glass process enables Switchables to create a new generation of nightlight covers like none you've ever seen before. Instead of being folded and soldered like traditional Switchables covers, these pieces of glass are fused together with flash heat for more brilliant colors and intricate designs with no metal borders. Bits and strips of glass are bonded to a slightly curved, clear or colored background panel.
You can identify a fused-glass Switchables cover by its "SF" item number. Traditional Switchables start with "SW".
This is not a self-contained night light. Switchables stained glass night light covers are designed to be used with the Switchables Nightlight Fixture (sold separately). Switchables are "switchable" because you can easily swap any one of our covers onto the same simple fixture. You can also use your Switchables cover as a suncatcher, a Christmas ornament, or with any other kind of light source. To display your Switchables cover in a window, add the optional suction cup. Switchables make gift-giving easy: Start your recipient out with a fixture and one or two covers, then buy him or her new covers on future gift-giving occasions.
Are you curious...?
How do you know that our Switchables cover is an alligator and not a crocodile? First, you can look at its teeth. The large fourth tooth in an alligator's lower jaw doesn't show when its mouth is closed, whereas it sticks out prominently in crocs. Also, crocodiles have V-shaped snouts compared to the alligator's U shape. You can't see that detail in our night light, though, so we'll take the artist's word for it.
Alligators have been around for 37 million years, which makes them considerably younger than dinosaurs despite their primitive appearance. Spanish settlers in Florida called them "el lagarto", or "the lizard." A 1-year-old brought to the Belgrade Zoo in 1937 is considered the oldest living alligator at age 79 (as of this writing), but nobody knows how long gators live in the wild.
Young gators eat fish, insects, snails, crustaceans, and even worms. As they grow up they graduate to turtles, larger fish, birds, deer, and other reptiles. The largest ones can ambush dogs, Florida panthers, and even black bears, making them apex predators. They aren't above eating carrion if they get hungry enough. They don't prey on humans but they'll attack if you intrude on their territory. People raise gators for their skin, which makes good boots and bags, and for their meat, which the Archbishop of New Orleans deemed to be fish as far as religious diet restrictions go, even though it tastes like chicken. Our Switchables Gator cover is crunchy but flavorless. Please do not attempt to eat it.