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  • English
    • American Alligator
  • Scientific Names
    • Alligator mississippiensis
    • Alligator lucius
    • Crocodilus cuvieri
    • Crocodilus lucius
    • Crocodilus mississipiensis
  • German
    • Mississippi-Alligator
  • Spanish
    • Caimán del Mississippi
  • Portuguese
    • Aligátor-americano

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What

American alligator Alligator mississippiensis

Observer

tnewman

Date

April 16, 2015

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Description

1 basking on log; another in water quite a distance apart.

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American Alligator Alligator mississippiensis

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trippettke

Date

April 14, 2015 11:40 AM EDT

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Description

Juveniles near nest

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american alligator Alligator mississippiensis

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elfaulkner

Date

April 8, 2015

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American alligator Alligator mississippiensis

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dianepierce

Date

April 13, 2015 04:54 PM CDT

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American Alligator Alligator mississippiensis

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txherpbird

Date

April 14, 2015

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Description

DOR

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American Alligator Alligator mississippiensis

Observer

marymccarley

Date

April 8, 2015 10:00 AM CDT

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Description

Female and 1 baby seen from Overlook on Kiskadee Trail Loop.

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American Alligator Alligator mississippiensis

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lisalundgren9

Date

April 12, 2015 10:20 AM EDT

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Description

A lot of baby gators were out today by the la chua trail boardwalk! One brood (liter? Pack?) of almost twenty babies and one momma were all together along the side! Really cool!

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American Alligator Alligator mississippiensis

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jimjohnson

Date

March 27, 2015

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Alligator mississppiensis Alligator mississippiensis

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nato_perkins

Date

April 11, 2015 11:03 AM CDT

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American Alligator Alligator mississippiensis

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jonahevans

Date

April 9, 2015 10:24 AM CDT

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Description

Most certainly a released pet.

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American Alligator Alligator mississippiensis

Observer

nspctrspacetime

Date

March 17, 2015 05:30 PM CDT

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Description

Temperature was an estimated 75 F
Cloud cover was 85%
Alligator approached walkway and followed us closely, as if expecting to be fed. It was an estimated 8' long and had patches of algae growing on it.

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American Alligator Alligator mississippiensis

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pbedell

Date

April 1, 2015

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Description from Wikipedia

The American alligator (Alligator mississippiensis), sometimes referred to colloquially as a gator or common alligator, is a large crocodilian reptile endemic to the southeastern United States. It is one of two living species in the genus Alligator within the family Alligatoridae; it is larger than the other extant alligator species, the Chinese alligator. Adult male American alligators measure 3.4 to 4.6 m (11 to 15 ft) in length, and can weigh 453 kg (999 lb). Females are smaller, measuring around...

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Conservation Summary

  • United States
    Threatened due to similarity of appearance (T (S/A)) (T (S/A)) (Source: USFWS)
    Threatened due to similarity of appearance
    • North Carolina, US
      threatened (T) (Source: North Carolina Natural Heritage Program)
      Threatened: any native or once-native species of wild animal which is likely to become an endangered species within the foreseeable future throughout all or a significant portion of its range, or one that is designated as a threatened species pursuant to the Endangered Species Act.
Source: NatureServe. 2012. NatureServe Explorer: An online encyclopedia of life [web application]. Version 7.1. NatureServe, Arlington, Virginia. Available http://www.natureserve.org/explorer. (Accessed: October 22, 2012 ).