All About Alligators

Dennis Jones and Shannon

All About Alligators, Part 1 (Real Media)

All About Alligators, Part 2 (Real Media)


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.


Alligator wrestling?


An alligator? No, it's a …

...frog!



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