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American Alligator

Alligator mississipiensis

Description:

This spotting was made at a rest stop in Alligator Alley, Florida. These crocodilians are considered the apex predators of the Everglades Wetlands, feeding on fish, birds, reptiles, mammals and amphibians. They are also known for digging holes which serve as refuge for aquatic species during the dry season. This activity has earned Alligators the tittle of Keystone Species

Habitat:

Side canal neat the Big Cypress Oasis Visitor Center at Tamiami Trail, Florida

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Alex Salcedo
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Alex Salcedo

Florida, USA

Spotted on Feb 16, 2014
Submitted on Feb 27, 2015

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