Seen at Shoveler Pond in Anahuac National Wildlife Refuge.
A small individual in a shallow impoundment in the floodplain of the Wateree River.
DOR - 4.8 miles N. of Copano Bay, St. Rt 35
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...