Stuffed alligators or stuffed crocodiles? How does one choose between adorable alligator and crocodile plush animals and how can you tell the difference? Well, I'm really not sure you can always tell the difference between the stuffed animal versions of alligators and crocodiles, but for the real thing, just look them in the face. (But don't get too close!) Alligators normally have wide U-shaped snouts while the snouts of crocodiles are usually longer and more pointed, resembling a V. So the choice? No worries … all of our stuffed animals – whether alligator or crocodile – will make perfect pets and provide hours of snuggly, cuddly fun.