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American Alligator

Alligator mississippiensis


American Alligators have green leathery armored skin with bony armor plates along its back and tail. It also has a broad snout and about 80 teeth. One of two species of alligator in the world: Chinese Alligator and American Alligator. The male can grow as big as 1,000 pounds.


The American alligator inhabits freshwater wetlands, such as marshes and cypress swamps from Texas to North Carolina.


Spotted at Sweetwater Wetlands Park, Gainesville, FL.

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robert emond
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robert emond

Florida, USA

Spotted on May 31, 2018
Submitted on Jun 5, 2018

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