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About Us

 

Welcome to Pitre's Fur & Alligator!

Coming at you from southeast Louisiana, Pitre's Fur & Alligator has the largest supply of small to very large gator heads and other collectibles that you have ever seen! In addition to all kinds of gator products, we sell nutria products, and support nutria trapping to reduce the population of this invasive species that destroys our wetlands.

Owned by Tab and Yvette Pitre in Galliano, Louisiana, Pitre's Fur & Alligator gets many of our gators from the stars of the hit History Channel show Swamp People. Tab and Yvette have even made appearances in several episodes!

Tab and Yvette have been involved in the wild fur industry all their lives. The couple both grew up in the heart of the Swamp with the Gulf as their back yard. Tab was raised skinning nutria, alligators, and other native Louisiana species by his parents Louis and Judith Pitre. Yvette was brought up hunting and fishing with her family just as many other people in this region are. The two met on a blind date, and after years of dating they married.

In 2002 Tab took control of Pitre’s Fur from his aging daddy. Since Tab took over the family business, he and Yvette have been busy twenty-four seven! The couple are buyers in the one month long Wild Alligator season. In addition to that, Tab and Yvette are also fur buyers. They skin and process furs such as nutria, raccoon, and otters.

Every now and then Yvette would have “free time” and it was in this relaxing time that she would make jewelry out of alligator teeth. This hobby turned into a productive business. Word soon got out and she began receiving orders for alligator necklaces. She began experimenting with nutria fur, head bands, and different jewelry items. From this simple hobby she birthed Pitre’s Fur Jewelry!

Take a look around our shop, and c'mon and Contact Us with any questions or requests!

Tab was featured in a National Geographic video titled "The Invaders" on the history of Nutria and their destruction of the wetlands. Watch the video.

Yvette was featured in an article by Houma Today entitled "From joke to jewelry" Have a read.



Tab was featured in an article by Houma Today entitled "They're the last of the swamp-rat skinners" Have a read.