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American Alligator

Alligator mississippiensis

Description:

The American alligator is a large, semi-aquatic, armored reptile that is related to crocodiles. Their body alone ranges from 6 - 14 feet long. Almost black in color, the it has prominent eyes and nostrils with coarse scales over the entire body. It has a large, long head with visible upper teeth along the edge of the jaws. Its front feet have 5 toes, while rear feet have 4 toes that are webbed.

Habitat:

Swamps, Rivers, Lakes, pretty much anywhere there is water

Notes:

I don't have any photos from Wakulla Springs where I saw it, so I used my photo I took at the TN Aquarium

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3 Comments

SusanEllison
SusanEllison 10 years ago

amazing..great reflection!

CindyBinghamKeiser
CindyBinghamKeiser 10 years ago

Great photo! Love the reflection.

CaseyKathleenBrown
CaseyKathleenBrown 10 years ago

you have amazing photography skills

ZackUmbarger
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ZackUmbarger

Florida, USA

Spotted on Jul 11, 2011
Submitted on Aug 6, 2011

Spotted for Mission

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