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Individual was basking next to a nature trail. Sometimes referred to colloquially as a gator or common alligator, is a large crocodilian reptile endemic to the southeastern United States. It is one of two living species in the genus Alligator within the family Alligatoridae; it is larger than the other extant alligator species, the Chinese alligator. Adult male American alligators measure up to 3.4 to 4.6 m in length, and can weigh up to 453 kg. Females are smaller, measuring around 3 m.
Anhinga Trail at Everglades NAtional Park, Florida