All About Alligators
Dennis Jones and Shannon
All About Alligators, Part 1 (Real Media)
All About Alligators, Part 2 (Real Media)
- 20 Questions
America's largest reptile
How to estimate an alligator's length: one inch = one foot
How big is this alligator?
Cold-blooded: Alligators depend on their environment to regulate their temperature.
Alligator mouth showing many large teeth
Female alligators lay 20 to 60 eggs.
Newly hatched babies are 6 to 9 inches long.
Scientists sometimes count eggs in a nest.
Mother alligators defend their nests.
An alligator pod or creche
Big alligator, big prey – a deer
Smaller alligator, smaller prey – a fawn
Alligators sometimes even eat other alligators.
A woodpile winter den to keep warm
Keeping warm or cool under water
These kids are too close to the alligator.
Being an alligator isn't always easy!
This female became blind and couldn't find food.
This alligator had been shot, but lived.
This alligator got stuck in a pier.
This alligator got caught by a fish hook.
An alligator? No, it's a …