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American Alligator (Alligator mississippiensis, family Alligatoridae, order Crocodilia, class Reptilia, subphylum Vertebrata, phylum Chordata, Kingdom Animalia, domain Eukaryota)

Myakka River State Park, Sarasota County, FL  3/31/12

       
American Alligator        

Huntington Beach State Park, Georgetown County, SC  3/18/08

 

     
American Alligator        

 

American Alligator American Alligator

 

These two little alligators were clutching lily pads near the shore of the swamp at Cypress Gardens, Berkeley County, SC on 10/12/07.

 
   

This was one of three little alligators that were hanging out near a bridge at the I'on Swamp in Francis Marion National Forest, Charleston County, SC on 3/29/06.   They scrambled under the bridge when they heard us coming.  To see alligators in captivity, see Zoo Reptiles.

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