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American Alligator

Alligator mississippiensis


Heavy and ungainly out of water, these reptiles are supremely well adapted swimmers. Males average 10 to 15 feet (3 to 4.6 meters) in length and can weigh 1,000 pounds (453 kg). Females grow to a maximum of about 9.8 feet (3 meters.)


American alligators reside nearly exclusively in the freshwater rivers, lakes, swamps, and marshes of the southeastern United States, primarily Florida and Louisiana.


This one lives along side of Alligator Alley near a gas station. Not entirely fenced in, but there is a straight fence to mostly keep PEOPLE out, not the gator.

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MartinUrban 5 years ago

Looks like someone's missing his flipflop ... Nice spotting !

Florida, USA

Lat: 26.17, Long: -80.86

Spotted on Dec 17, 2010
Submitted on Aug 20, 2012

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