If you're still wondering what to get that person on your Christmas gift list who has everything, don't overlook south Florida's only commercially licensed alligator farm. It's a mere $1.5 million.
The price includes 2,000 alligators of various sizes lounging over 40 acres, a three-bedroom home and a profitable airboat ride attraction. The residence also has the distinction of being the southernmost address in both Dade County and the continental United States.Present owner John Hudson, 68, said the property is ideal for retirees or investors who want a piece of Florida.
He estimated the sale of the meat and hide of each mature alligator nets a profit of about $150, but the business is profitable based on the airboat attraction alone.
"This property would make an excellent investment for somebody looking for a unique business to run," Mirtha Jackson, listing agent with The Prudential Florida Realty's Coral Gables office, said this week.
Also on the property are two mobile homes for employees, six air boats, a 3,000-plus square foot alligator "grow out" tank for the baby gators and a 12,000 square foot open-air building that houses the gift shop and maintenance facilities.