Average life span: 35 to 50 years
Size: 10 to 15ft
IUCN red list status: Least Concern
The American alligator is found in freshwater rivers, lakes, swamps and marshes in Florida or Louisiana. These predators have armored bodies with powerful jaws and can weigh up to 1 thousand pounds. These big creatures also feed on fish,turtles,snakes and small mammals. Scary creatures indeed.
|Fun facts about the alligator|
|What to do when around an alligator||
Its rare for alligators to attack but if they do, wait for them to bite and dodge it. The alligator has a lot of muscles to move their mouths down but not up. Meaning he will take a while to open his mouth. Once the alligator's mouth closes hold the mouth together until authorities come. You can also try to outrun them if you can beat their running speeds.