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American Alligator

Alligator mississippiensis

Description:

The American alligator is a large, semi-aquatic, armored reptile that is related to crocodiles. Their body alone ranges from 6 - 14 feet long. Almost black in color, the it has prominent eyes and nostrils with coarse scales over the entire body. It has a large, long head with visible upper teeth along the edge of the jaws. Its front feet have 5 toes, while rear feet have 4 toes that are webbed. — Texas Parks and Wildlife

Habitat:

The American alligator inhabits freshwater wetlands, such as marshes and cypress swamps from Texas to North Carolina. — Wikipedia

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1 Comment

Tukup
Tukup 8 months ago

Just checking out your reptile spottings. This is a great one. I can only hope to find one the next time we're in the Port Neches area. I understand there are some near there. Thanks for sharing this Bonnie.

BonnieLewis
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BonnieLewis

Texas, USA

Spotted on Mar 10, 2017
Submitted on Apr 9, 2017

Spotted for Mission

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