This article is about Crockett's pet alligator. For the singer, see Elvis Presley.


Pet alligator of James "Sonny" Crockett
Unknown after Crockett's departure from Metro-Dade in 1989
Episodes Appeared In

Elvis is the pet alligator of Metro-Dade Detective James "Sonny" Crockett. A former mascot for Crockett's alma mater University of Florida Gators (retired after biting a free safety from the University of Georgia), Crockett took him in as the "resident drug-sniffer and watch gator" of his boat, the St. Vitus Dance. Elvis is known to have separation anxiety, at least in his early days, as he would go (unexpectedly) visit Crockett's marina neighbors, eating food, dumping his "leavings", and trashing their boats while Crockett was working, even taking a bite out of his Buddy Holly record collection once. Though he was supposedly a "watch-gator", Elvis would often sleep on the job, letting bad guys onto his boat--though when awake he would scare interlopers such as Maxwell Dierks, nearly making "dork-meat" out of him when he tried to take Crockett's Daytona with his snarling and hissing. Elvis also had a voracious appetite, eating whole fish, bags of dog food, or anything else just lying around. By 1986 Elvis was only seen occasionally and by 1988 was not seen at all. His status after Crockett left the Metro-Dade Police in 1989 remains unknown.

It is speculated that the character was retired due to budget cuts as a result of Vice's declining ratings, or to increase the more serious tone of Seasons 3-5.

Ad blocker interference detected!

Wikia is a free-to-use site that makes money from advertising. We have a modified experience for viewers using ad blockers

Wikia is not accessible if you’ve made further modifications. Remove the custom ad blocker rule(s) and the page will load as expected.