Guardian Nature School Team Contact Blog Project Noah Facebook Project Noah Twitter

A worldwide community photographing and learning about wildlife

Join Project Noah!
nature school apple icon

Project Noah Nature School visit nature school

American Alligator

Alligator mississippiensis

Description:

This is a young alligator who was taking advantage of a warm, sunny day to bask in the sun at the bottom of a boat ramp. Nesting takes place in June with a 9-week incubation period. This young gator is 6-7 months old.

Habitat:

Seen at Grassy Waters Preserve....a wetland preservation area.

Species ID Suggestions



Sign in to suggest organism ID

5 Comments

Mona Pirih
Mona Pirih 11 years ago

Very nice series... Is this the fresh water crocodile ? alligator ? Is it danger to swim with it ? I herd in Australia, we be able to swim with fresh water crocodile / alligator.

ElaineWebb
ElaineWebb 11 years ago

S Frazier: I dropped a mission and picked up this one; I have quite a few spottings that I think fit this mission well. JenniferRoge: the closeup IS cute but, trust me!, I didn't get all that close....the zoom lens caught the shot! EnvUnlimited: the young alligator is added to the mission.

JenniferRoge
JenniferRoge 11 years ago

The close up is so cute

Scott Frazier
Scott Frazier 11 years ago

Hello. Nice spotting!

I think there is a physical limit of 5 missions for a spotting. A more direct EOL link is http://eol.org/pages/796029/overview for this species. You could replace that :-)

ElaineWebb
ElaineWebb 11 years ago

EnvUnlimited....I would love to add this to the Animal Young of Florida but I already have 5 missions....can I add another?

ElaineWebb
Spotted by
ElaineWebb

West Palm Beach, Florida, USA

Spotted on Feb 6, 2013
Submitted on May 1, 2013

Spotted for Mission

Related Spottings

American alligator Alligator Alligator Chinese alligator

Nearby Spottings

Spanish Moss Scarlet Milkweed Monarch Butterfly Pitanga -Surinam Cherry
Noah Guardians
Noah Sponsors
join Project Noah Team

Join the Project Noah Team