๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿ‘งโ€๐Ÿ‘ฆ Taxonomy
  • Phylum

    Reptiles

  • Class

    Crocodilians

  • Order

    Crocodilians

  • Family

    Crocodiles

  • Species

    Crocodylus acutus

๐Ÿ“ Characteristics
  • 11.2 feet (3.4 meters)

  • 1,000 lbs. or 454 kilograms

  • 11.2 feet (3.4 meters)

  • about 30 eggs.

  • Fish, Mollusks, Birds, Small Mammals and other Reptiles.

๐ŸŠ Categories
๐Ÿ”ฅ Fun Facts
  • Well to start Alligators (like crocodiles) have been around Earth for millions of years, they basically modern-day dinosaurs. No, not your great-grandpa kind, more of the TRex eat your face off kind.

  • There are also only two types of Alligators out there the American alligator and the Chinese alligator. #tradewar anyone?

  • Alligators have a really strong bite but the muscles that open the jaw are weak. (They must've skipped jaw day because a human adult could hold the jaws of an alligator shut with their bare hands.

  • Alligator eggs become male or female depending on the temperature, male in warmer temperatures, and female in cooler temperatures. Hold up, wait a minute.... its a choppa.

๐ŸŽผ Understand

Don't be suspicious, don't be suspicious. That's right my favorite critter explorers our very first creature is the one and only Alligator! Asides from roaming around Flordia like they own the place, there are actually quite a few interesting things about Alligators.

~Wut Zoptiks, Wut~

1) Well to start Alligators (like crocodiles) have been around Earth for millions of years, they basically modern-day dinosaurs. No, not your great great grandpa kind, more of the TRex eat your face off kind.

2) There are also only two types of Alligators out there the American alligator and the Chinese alligator. #tradewar anyone?

3) Alligators also have a really strong bite but the muscles that open the jaw are weak. (They must've skipped jaw day because a human adult could hold the jaws of an alligator shut with their bare hands.

4) Alligator eggs become male or female depending on the temperature, male in warmer temperatures, and female in cooler temperatures. Hold up, wait a minute.... its a choppa.

Finally, I challenge you to spell out 'mississippiensis' because I can barely spell Mississippi without looking like a crawfish.

 

๐ŸŠAmerican crocodiles are at home in both freshwater and saltwater. They are excellent swimmers, using their strong tail to move quickly through the water. They catch prey with their powerful jaws and eat insects, fish, frogs, turtles, birds, and mammals.

 

Attacks on humans are rare, but they do occur. Most crocodiles hunt at night. During the day, they float near the surface, often with their mouths open. When a crocodile closes its mouth, two large teeth remainย visible. These two teeth protrude upward, one on either side of the lower jaw. Alligators do not have teeth that protrude when the mouth is closed.

 

On land, crocodiles appear clumsy. Usually, they move slowly. But when they feel threatened or when they are hunting, they can move very fast. They cannot move well from side to side, however. An animal being chased by a crocodile can usually escape by quickly changing its direction. When crocodiles reach maturity, their only real enemies are people who hunt them for their leathery skin and for sport. These reptiles are close to extinction in some areas of the world.

After mating, the female crocodile digs a hole in which to lay her eggs. She piles grass and other matter on top of the eggs. She guards the nest for about three months until the young crocodile's hatch. Then she carries the young down to the water.

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