Alligator mississippiensis, the American alligator; Monroe county, Florida; 19 March 2015. http://phostracks.com.
Saw five total from the boardwalks. No way I was going in there to find more. But there is a whole network of canoe trails that would promise a lot more wildlife sightings I'm sure. This one was a foot and a half from the trail and we passed right by the first time, only seeing him on the way back. He didn't move a muscle the whole time we observed him.
Swept downstream by the swollen West Fork of the Trinity River, "caught" by the levee leading to Greer Island.
Location is approximate.
Taken from an Airboat at
BILLIE SWAMP SAFARI
Big Cypress Reservation
30000 Gator Tail Trl.
Clewiston, FL 33440
22 Apr 2015.
Drayton Hall, Charleston Co, SC.
Cría de cocodrilo en la Reserva de la Biosfera Ría Celestúm, Campeche.
The Crocodilia (or Crocodylia) are an order of large, predatory, semi-aquatic reptiles. They appeared 83.5 million years ago in the Late Cretaceous period (Campanian stage) and are the closest living relatives of birds, as the two groups are the only known survivors of the Archosauria. Members of the crocodilian total group, the clade Pseudosuchia, appeared about 250 million years ago in the Early Triassic period, and diversified during the Mesozoic era. The order Crocodilia includes the...