The National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum sent out the below press release:
Today, the National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum unveiled a limited edition bobblehead featuring Chance the Snapper, the alligator who captivated the nation as it avoided capture in Chicago’s Humboldt Park Lagoon for over a week.
The bobbleheads feature Chance the Snapper partially submerged in water with a danger sign across the back of the base. They are now available for pre-order in the Hall of Fame and Museum’s online store for $25 each plus a flat rate shipping charge of $8 per order and are expected to arrive in October. Each bobblehead will be individually numbered and come in a collector’s box. Chance’s head and tail will both bobble, and his name, Humboldt Park Lagoon, and the dates of his stay in the Lagoon will be included on the base.
Chance the Snapper is a five-foot-long alligator that was found swimming in the Humboldt Park Lagoon in Chicago on the evening of July 9, 2019. Chicago residents were mesmerized by the elusive gator who somehow avoided capture for a week. After several unsuccessful attempts from local authorities, including a volunteer from the Chicago Herpetological Society, an alligator expert was flown in from Florida. After nearly 36 sleepless hours, expert Frank Robb emerged from the lagoon with the gator. Chance the Snapper is currently looking for his forever home at a local zoo or sanctuary.
“Since Chance the Snapper is going to be heading to a new home soon, we wanted a way for everyone to be able to bring a mini Chance into their home, and a bobblehead is the perfect way to do that,” said Phil Sklar, Co-Founder and CEO of the National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum. “We encourage Chance’s fans to snap up a bobblehead during the presale as production is starting now and a limited number will be produced.”
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