Redskins owner Daniel Snyder, always willing to spend money on a free agent or coach of his choosing, apparently doesn't limit that lavish spending to humans. He'll spend big bucks on alligators, too.

According to an item in the New York Post, Snyder recently splurged for a pair of alligator leather desks, with matching alligator-skin chairs for his offices at FedEx Field. The cost: 600 large.

Snyder has been a lightning rod for criticism since purchasing the team from the estate of Jack Kent Cooke in 1989, and much of that condemnation has revolved around money. Whether it's signing expensive free agents like Deion Sanders, Bruce Smith or Albert Haynesworth, or breaking the bank for coaches like Steve Spurrier or Marty Schottenheimer and now Mike Shanahan, Snyder's free-spending ways have been scrutinized plenty. Not only that, but the team's history of on-field misfortunate compound the perception that Snyder might know how to spend money, but doesn't know how to spend it wisely.

Oh, and there's this: Snyder laid off nearly two dozen Redskins employees last year, citing the economic downturn.

Oh, and there's this, too: Snyder last year sued some Redskins fans who were struggling to make payments on their season-ticket packages.

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And now the alligator leather desks for $600,000.

Have at it, PETA.