Red-eared slider creeped up log while viewing.
Approximately 5 ft.
Alligator was approx 2.5-3' in length. Was out sunning near entrance to den.
3 seen @ City Lake.
"Rhexia pond" at the Joseph W. Jones Ecological Research Center.
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...