Saturday, March 7, 2009

American Alligator (Alligator Mississippiensis)

Status: First listed as an endangered species in 1967, the American alligator was removed from the endangered species list in 1987 after the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service pronounced a complete recovery of the species. However, to prevent trafficking of look-alike reptiles the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service classify the alligator as “threatened due to similarity of appearance” since it resembles the American crocodile.(read more)

Photos by Juan Aguero (juanKa)
Anhinga Trail, Everglades National Park

1 comment:

Ken Conger Photography said...

Great gator shots. You have a good eye for photography. Blue Skies.