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American Alligator

Alligator mississippiensis

Description:

When the jaws are closed, the edge of the upper jaws covers the lower teeth which fit into depressions in the upper jaw.

Habitat:

In a small pond at the entrance to the 2013 bioblitz at Jean Lafette park. The ranger said there is usually 3 that are in this pond


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3 Comments

gatorfellows
gatorfellows 3 years ago

No, I treat them with distance and respect. My nickname "gator" came from friends :)

Hema Shah
Hema Shah 3 years ago

wow great find! Is this you favorite reptile?

gatorfellows
gatorfellows 3 years ago

Added more alligator photos :)

Louisiana, USA

Lat: 29.78, Long: -90.11

Spotted on May 17, 2013
Submitted on May 17, 2013

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