Classification
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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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American Alligator Alligator mississippiensis

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bethd

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April 24, 2016 09:10 PM CDT

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Growled before I saw it. At least 8 feet long.

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April 23, 2016

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May 1, 2016 10:24 AM CDT

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goody

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April 28, 2016

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Big-time lifer for me and the reason for my trip. I know American alligators are common across the Gulf and Atlantic Coasts, but I have always wanted to see one in Oklahoma.

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American Alligator Alligator mississippiensis

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pstouffer

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April 29, 2016 05:00 PM CDT

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The first I've seen since I've been spending a lot of time around the lake beginning in August 2015. This bit of the nose was probably some 25cm wide, so there was a lot of alligator tucked under this bank.

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American Alligator Alligator mississippiensis

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juddpatterson

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April 30, 2016 06:52 PM EDT

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American Alligator Alligator mississippiensis

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April 6, 2016

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American Alligator Alligator mississippiensis

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rburchn1

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April 29, 2016 06:49 PM EDT

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I was eating at a restaurant in Tallahassee, Florida, whiling visiting my aunt during spring break. Walked out on the pier and this big fellow was sitting in the water. He had humps on his back and looked really aggressive as I stood their on the pier terrified. He has a round shape nose and his eye are kind of close together.

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American Alligator Alligator mississippiensis

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seamusriley6

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April 28, 2016 03:49 PM CDT

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American Alligator Alligator mississippiensis

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aheathco

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May 16, 2008

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April 24, 2016 01:23 PM PDT

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cullen

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April 28, 2016 06:47 PM CDT

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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 ).
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