A large majority of RDR2 American Alligators can be found in the swamps of Lemoyne, as you can see on our map below.
The American Alligator in Red Dead Redemption II has three variations of different sizes. Our hunting guide below explains what weapons and ammo you should use when hunting this animal.
Furthermore, you can see the complete list of crafting materials you can gather from an American Alligator, and how to use them properly.
“Alligators live in the swamp and river delta regions of Lemoyne – in southern Bluewater Marsh and all around Bayou Nwa. They are carnivorous apex predators, feeding on fish, birds, amphibians, and mammals. A rifle will pierce through an Alligator’s tough, armored body plates. Alligator skins, meat, and teeth are all useful for food or crafting.”
|Scientific Name:||Alligator Mississippiensis|
|Variations:||Small American Alligator, Legendary Bull Gator|
|Similar Animals:||Banded Gila Monster, Alligator Snapping Turtle|
American Alligator Location & Habitat
Recommended Hunting Weapons & Ammo
The table below features the best Red Dead Redemption 2 weapons and ammo choices for scoring perfect quality kills on an American Alligator.
|Weapon Type:||Ammo:||Animal Variation:|
|Bow||Improved Arrow||American Alligator|
|Poison Arrow||Small Alligator|
|Split Point||Small Alligator|
|High Velocity||Small Alligator|
|Sniper (Scoped) Rifle||Regular||American Alligator|
|Split Point||American Alligator|
|High Velocity||American Alligator|
Alligator Parts & Crafting Materials
Depending on the quality of your kill you can obtain the following crafting materials and parts. These parts can be sold (see the price table below); or used at the Trapper, Fence or for Camp Upgrades.
|Material:||Sell Price:||Kill Quality:|
|Perfect Alligator Skin||$3.50||Perfect|
|Good Alligator Skin||$2.10||Good|
|Poor Alligator Skin||$1.40||Poor|
|Big Game Meat||$0.75||Any|
|Perfect Alligator Carcass||$6.50||Perfect|
|Good Alligator Carcass||$3.90||Good|
|Poor Alligator Carcass||$2.60||Poor|
American Alligator Meat Cooking Recipes
With the meat you obtain from any RDR2 American Alligator; you can cook the following recipes using a variety of aromatic herbs. These recipes require a cooking fire available when you set your camp.
|Plain Big Game Meat||Big Game Meat x1||Fully restores all Cores|
|Thyme Big Game||Big Game Meat x1, Creeping Thyme x1||Fully restores all Cores and yields a Gold Dead Eye Core for a day|
|Oregano Big Game||Big Game Meat x1, Oregano x1||Fully restores all Cores and yields a Gold Stamina Core for a day|
|Minty Big Game||Big Game Meat x1, Wild Mint x1||Fully restores all Cores and yields a Gold Health Core for a day|
RDR2 American Alligator Crafting Guide
When you successfully kill an American Alligator (Common or Small); you can use the parts obtained from skinning as crafting materials.
Take them to the locations listed below in order to craft unique items.
|Location:||Item Name:||Cost:||Required Materials:|
|Trapper||Legendary Alligator Fowlers||$35.00||Legendary Alligator Skin|
|Legendary Alligator Vest||$35.00||Legendary Alligator Skin|
|Legendary Alligator Gambler’s Hat||$22.00||Legendary Alligator Skin, Perfect Snake Skin x2|
|Alligator Ranch Cutter Saddle||$107.00||Perfect Alligator Skin|
|Fence||Alligator Tooth Talisman||$40||Vintage Civil War Handcuffs, Gold Jointed Bracelet, Legendary Alligator Tooth|
|Camp (Pearson)||Alligator Skull||Free||Perfect Alligator Skin|
The alligator is a large and slow animal. Since they are endemic to swamps in Bayou Nwa, you don’t need to use bait to attract them. Make sure you keep a safe distance from your target and aim for its head or heart.
A single headshot with a scoped rifle should take any alligator down instantly.
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