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American Alligator

Alligator mississippiensis


Large crocodilian reptile, big teeth and quite ugly as a species goes!! I love these animals!


freshwater wetlands, swamps and marshes from Texas to North Carolina This fellow was spotted sunning himself at the edge of a freshwater pond surrounded with grasses, reeds and shrubs.


Interesting that the alligator was accompanied my two moorhens and a near by bul frog, which he completely ignored and they seemed the least bit threatned!

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Aransas Pass, Texas, USA

Spotted on Feb 21, 2013
Submitted on Feb 26, 2013

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