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American Alligator

Alligator mississippiensis


Appearing in green, grey, black, olive or brown with a white underside. Males can reach 14ft in length, female 8-9ft. Weighing between 270-800lbs at maturity. (Can become much larger) Jeveniles have a stiped pattern on their skin used to help with camoflauge.


The American alligator inhabits wetlands that frequently overlap with human-populated areas. Found in the Southeastern United States primarily in freshwater, however can be found in brackish water (salt/fresh mix).


American Alligators have the strongest measured bite of any animal.

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Anna Wilson
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Anna Wilson

Sarasota, Florida

Spotted on Apr 6, 2010
Submitted on Jul 28, 2011

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