County chair shares his beloved ‘Covidigator’ with anyone watching

covid gator
covid gator

Alachua County Commission Chair Robert “Hutch” Hutchinson said he spent hours working in PhotoShop to create a masterpiece he calls, “The Covidigator.”

And during a three-hour-long Alachua County Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) meeting on April 28th, Hutchinson decided to share his artwork with anyone watching…twice.


As the meeting took a break to give callers a chance to call in public comment, Hutchinson put the Covidigator on the screen and joked that is was “patent and trademark pending” and that he was going to start selling copies of it to raise money for charity.

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The giant bull gator featured in the composite has its powerful jaws ready to chomp a macro image of the virus that has instigated a shutdown on Alachua County and most parts of the world.

“I orange-and-blued the C19 virus and dropped it in with Photoshop,” said Hutchinson who recently used the image to accompany an editorial he wrote about his ideas on how Alachua County should approach reopening. “I used the image in a Facebook post because I wanted to get people’s attention.” 

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