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Most Important Facts about Alligators

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The American Alligator is the largest reptile in North America

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taste like chicken Report Abuse
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A male alligator can live to be 50 years old. Report Abuse
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wow
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Alligators are less aggressive than crocodiles Report Abuse
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Alligators are shy and good at hiding. Report Abuse
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Alligators will grow approximately 12 inches a year Report Abuse
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Most females get to be about 9 feet and males can grow to 13 feet or more.
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The first year a baby alligator will triple in length. Report Abuse
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A female will help her new hatchlings if they call for help. Report Abuse
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A baby alligator is about 9 inches long. Report Abuse
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The baby alligator uses an 'egg tooth' to push its way through the tough shell. Report Abuse
It really is not a tooth, just a hard tip on the end of their noses that will fall off soon after they hatch.
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The eggs must be kept warm for two to three months before they can hatch. Report Abuse
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An alligator egg is about twice the size of a chickens egg. Report Abuse
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The female watches and protects her eggs. Report Abuse
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Fully grown females can lay more than 50 eggs at a time. Report Abuse
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Female alligators do the choosing of mates not the males. Report Abuse
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Alligators hibernate during cold weather. Report Abuse
Much like bears they eat next to nothing during their 'sleep'.
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Alligators pant to cool themselves off. Report Abuse
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Alligators very seldom fight over territory. Report Abuse
They close their mouths and force air through their nostrils and make a deep bellowing sound to mark their territory.
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Alligators will swallow their pray whole. Report Abuse
There jaws are not good for chewing.
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Alligators have an extra eyelid that helps them see in the water. Report Abuse
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An Alligator tires quickly on land. Report Abuse
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Alligator's can swim about 20 miles per hour Report Abuse
They swim about the same speed as two people paddling a canoe.
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Alligators live mostly in fresh water. Report Abuse
Some have been seen in a salt and fresh water mix but they cannot tolerate all salt water.
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