Monday, March 16, 2009

American alligator

Conservation Status:
American alligators are listed as threatened by the federal government because they are similar in appearance to American crocodiles (Crocodylus acutus). American crocodiles are endangered and the government does not want hunters to confuse the two species. Hunting is allowed in some states, but is is heavily controlled.(read more)
Pajerski, L., B. Schechter and R. Street. 2000. "Alligator mississippiensis" (On-line), Animal Diversity Web. Accessed March 15, 2009 at

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

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