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American Alligator

Alligator mississippiensis

Description:

The American alligator has a large, slightly rounded body, with thick limbs, a broad head, and a very powerful tail. Adult Alligators generally have dark grey or nearly black color. They may at times appear to be lighter based on detritus or algae in the water covering their skin. Juvenile alligators have a striped pattern for camouflage that they lose as they mature.

Habitat:

Forested swamp

Notes:

Mother alligator with 8 hatchlings. It was relatively cold for Florida (in the 60's) so only two of the 8 juvenile gators were out.

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1 Comment

Neil Ross
Neil Ross 6 months ago

Awesome!

EmilyMarino
Spotted by
EmilyMarino

St. Petersburg, Florida, United States

Spotted on Jan 12, 2016
Submitted on Jan 15, 2016

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