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    Monday, June 6, 2016 by
    Gator News Did you know an alligator's skin makes it look like a floating log, providing a disguise when it's hunting prey? Fortunately for us, we're so used to hanging out with Snappy at the HostGator office, that we're able to catch even the sneakiest gators when they're out on the town. Follow our blog to protect your loved ones and stay in the know on the latest alligator news and sightings.  
    --September 20th, 2016 UPDATE

    Caiman alligator sports butterfly Snapchat filter in real life

    AMAZON RAINFOREST: Photographer Mark Cowan received a special commendation from the Royal Society's 2016 Publishing Photography Competition for this amazing photograph. The moment captures a phenomenon known as lachryphagy, where butterflies gather on the heads of alligators to lick up the salt from their tears (sodium is rare in the Amazon). Butterflies and caiman by Mark Cowan Not to be outdone, Snappy recreated his own version. Butterfly Alligator Source: The Royal Society  
    --September 15th, 2016 UPDATE

    Claude the albino alligator celebrates 21st birthday in style

    SAN FRANCISCO, CA: The California Academy of Sciences's resident albino alligator, Claude, is so popular that he's become a mascot of the city of San Francisco. Claude's 21st birthday party was quite the celebration, featuring performances from a local ballet company, a specialty Gator-Ade cocktail, and delicious cupcakes. Claude the Albino Alligator Snappy couldn't make the party in person, but sent his regards from Texas. Being blue himself, Snappy has always strongly believed that alligators are beautiful, no matter what color they are. Happy Birthday, Claude!
    Birthday AlligatorPink Alligator
    Source: California Academy of Sciences  
    --August 12th, 2016 UPDATE

    Texas homeowner finds alligator hiding in his garage

    FULSHEAR, TX: Not too far from HostGator's Houston headquarters, a man was surprised to find an alligator hiding in his garage between a lawnmower and the wall.
    Snappy figures he was probably just trying to catch a break from the infamous Texas summer heat. Or maybe he was just looking for his toolkit. Repairman Snappy HostGator Source: KTRK-TV Houston  
    --June 6th, 2016 UPDATE

    Alligator spotted using crosswalk, stops traffic

    PALM COAST, FL: It's common knowledge that gators are model citizens, and that they're famous for following the letter of the law. Just like this gator in Palm Coast, Snappy also uses crosswalks whenever he needs to cross the road. Alligator in Crosswalk Beatles Abbey Road Source: Palm Coast Observer  
    ---June 3rd, 2016, Palmetto, FL

    Giant 15-foot gator stalks Florida golf course

    The Buffalo Creek Golf Course in Manatee County doubles as a nature preserve for local wildlife. It's mating season right now for the alligators, so it's not uncommon for the regulars to see one on the green. No one stands out quite like this giant, though, captured in a brave golfer's video below. The typical male alligator grows to about 11 feet; this guy earns his giant title, tapping out at 15 feet. Whether he was looking for a friend, a meal, or a stroll in the sunshine, we'll never know.
    Meanwhile, in central Texas, Snappy practices his putting stroke: Alligator Golf Course Source: Bradenton Herald
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  • Snappy is Turning 13 Years Old!

    Tuesday, October 20, 2015 by
    HostGator's 13th Birthday Celebration Snappy is officially a teenager! Our beloved gator is growing up so quickly. Many companies have entered our industry and only a few can say that they've been in business for 10+ year. We are excited to be able to celebrate our 13th year and it's all because of our AMAZING customers. Without you, none of this would be possible. So we want to thank you from the bottom of our hearts. In recognition of this big day, we're offering 50% OFF* all new hosting plans. Current customers can also take advantage of this deal by getting a new package as well. This could be your chance to upgrade to a new server type that you've been waiting for. Please check out our Sale FAQ to answer any questions you may have. For the first time ever... Most of the international HostGator brands will be celebrating with their own special offers, and you're invited to check them out: HostGator Brazil HostGator Mexico HostGator India Help us wish Snappy a very happy birthday, and launch your new website in celebration  

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  • Kohl Children’s Museum Touch A Truck Festival

    Monday, September 28, 2015 by
    Kohl Children's Museum Touch A Truck Festival   HostGator fortunately has the opportunity to sponsor some amazing events across the globe. Recently, we had the honor to sponsor the Touch A Truck Family Festival. This event was a wonderful success with over 2,500 people exploring trucks of all shapes and sizes in a secure and safe environment. Kohl Children's Family Festival Not only did our contribution to this event help the Kohl's Children Museum put on the festival, it will also help them continue their two flagship outreach programs: Early Childhood Connections and Everyone at Play. Through ECC, they provide quality early learning opportunities and educational resources to children, families, and educators from across the Chicago metropolitan area. In addition, their Everyone at Play initiative creates hands-on, developmentally appropriate learning opportunities for children with special needs. Touch A Truck Festival With A Firetruck We are incredibly grateful for the wonderful folks at the Kohl's Children Museum that do so much to give back to the community. It's people like them that help keep our world look brighter for our future generations.  
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  • HostGator Hosts An Austin Pets Alive Adoption Event

    Tuesday, May 12, 2015 by
    Keep Austin Pets Alive It all began innocently enough, we saw a commercial on TV that depicted the less-than-ideal care of a puppy as part of a marketing campaign that was itself unrelated to animal welfare. How odd we thought this was, but it inspired us to reach out to a local Austin no-kill animal shelter in order to see how we could help. Initially, we ran a sale whereby we would donate $5 of each new signup to Austin Pets Alive. As we continued to communicate with the shelter though, it became clear that we could assist even further; we decided to host a pet adoption event at our Austin office. Prepare for images of cute puppies! puppies puppy01 puppy02 puppy03 The event was a resounding success. Many Austin residents came out and went home with new members of their families. Every single puppy was adopted, which we were told set a new event record. HostGator not only donated a $5,000 check to Austin Pets Alive, but also paid all the fees for each and every adoption. We're incredibly happy to have found new homes for these puppies. Gators clearly care for all the birds and beasts of the animal kingdom, certainly not just the swamp-dwelling ones! Update: HostGator is now a proud official sponsor of Austin Pets Alive.
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  • The 2015 Tour Du Rouge

    Monday, May 4, 2015 by
    tour du rouge 2015 Spring is in the air, and around the HostGator offices that means the Tour du Rouge is fast-approaching! This will be the 6th year that the charity ride has taken place, and our 6th year as a sponsor. To revisit our history of sponsoring this event, please see our related blog archive. For those who aren't familiar, the Tour du Rouge is a 533 mile bicycle ride, from Houston to New Orleans, benefiting The American Red Cross, which provides valuable services to our friends and neighbors in the Gulf Coast region and beyond. In celebration of the event, we are also offering 55% off all new hosting plans - now through 11:59pm CST on Wednesday, May 6th. Simply click the button below, and be sure to use coupon code REDCROSS15, in order to get started hosting with HostGator!  

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