Classification
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  • French
    • Alligator d'Amérique
  • 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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psweet

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May 20, 2016 09:51 AM CDT

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American Alligator Alligator mississippiensis

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loriannkayaker

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July 24, 2015

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American Alligator Alligator mississippiensis

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mustardlypig

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June 25, 2016 03:28 PM CDT

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Between 13-14 feet long. Talked to nearby neighbors who were not concerned with its presence.

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American Alligator Alligator mississippiensis

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psweet

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May 19, 2016 09:11 AM CDT

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American Alligator Alligator mississippiensis

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chaneybot

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June 21, 2016 07:10 PM EDT

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American Alligator Alligator mississippiensis

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datrimblefamily

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June 10, 2016

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Down in the grass beside a water filled ditch on the Center grounds. A really hot day.

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American Alligator Alligator mississippiensis

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tadamcochran

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June 17, 2016 11:23 PM CDT

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He/she came up just long enough for a photo.

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American Alligator Alligator mississippiensis

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obidaddy

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April 6, 2016 01:33 PM CDT

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Spotted in LAERF holding pond.

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American Alligator Alligator mississippiensis

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kayakkrazy

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June 19, 2016 08:32 AM EDT

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Baby alligator along the Owahee Trail

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American Alligator Alligator mississippiensis

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kayakkrazy

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June 19, 2016 07:14 AM EDT

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Alligator along the Owahee Trail

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American Alligator Alligator mississippiensis

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asherah29

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June 18, 2016

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American Alligator Alligator mississippiensis

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asherah29

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June 18, 2016

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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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