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Alligator is a genus of the Alligatoridae family of crocodile-like reptiles. It includes two known species:

American Alligator (Alligator mississippiensis)
Chinese Alligator (Alligator sinensis)

Alligators live in wet, stagnant, freshwater environments, so look out for them in ponds, marshes, or swamps. Although alligators have heavy bodies and slow metabolisms, be aware that they are capable of short bursts of speed that can exceed 30 miles per hour. Alligators kill by biting their prey and then spinning and convulsing wildly. These fits can easily tear you apart, so if bitten, immediately jump on the alligators back and pin it to prevent it from spinning. The jaws of alligators are very strong, so there is no chance of you being able to pry its mouth open. To make it release, gouge its exposed eyes with your thumbs. Some species of alligator have protective cuticles over their eyes, but even these will eventually succumb to the pain and release you (Unfortunately, alligators exceeding lengths of 10 feet are usually too powerful to subdue. This is also true with almost all crocodiles, which are considerably fiercer and stronger than their alligator cousins). Once released, move away from the area as quickly as possible and seek medical attention. Alligators’ mouths are covered in rotting flesh, making them breeding grounds for deadly pathogens. To avoid gangrene or other maladies, ingest powerful antibiotics, or, if unavailable, cauterize your wounds with fire.
Taxonmony
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Crocodylia
Family: Alligatoridae
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INFO LINKS
Alligator
Honolulu Zoo
"An alligator is much like a crocodile in appearance, but has a broader, more rounded snout". Information on behavior, diet, reproduction and growth and endangered status Read More
American Alligator
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Endangered species report for American Alligator Read More
American Alligator
National Geographic
American Alligator fact sheet and pictures; video clip; audio clip Read More
Alligator
Oakland zoo
It gives a little description of its habitat, diet, life cycle, special adaptation and status in wild. Concise and organised Read More
Alligator
PBS
Profile and fun facts. Simple language. Good site for school work Read More
Alligator
crocodilian photo gallery
Pictures of alligators Read More
American Alligator
Wild Ones Animal Index
This is one of the largest reptiles and the site provides a narrative on it Read More
Alligator
The Living Schoolbook - The Cyberzoo project
Categorized information on zoo observations, niche, adaptations, foodweb, environmental change, etc. Read More
Cayman Alligator
Wikked Wizard
"They are closely related to alligators and are very like them, except that the cayman's skin on its underside is strengthened and reinforced with bony plates or scutes, unlike the alligator's" Read More
Cayman Alligator
Cersanmystical.org
pictures of cayman alligator Read More
Alligator
cfl.rr.com
Tons of information, including information about alligator farming, which is harvesting alligators for their hide and meat Read More
American Alligator
Crocodilian Biology Database
Narrative; includes image gallery, name etymology, distribution, identification, habitat, food, conservation, and other information Read More
Chinese Alligator
Crocodilian Biology Database
Narrative; includes image gallery, name etymology, distribution, identification, habitat, food, conservation, and other information Read More
Spectacled Caiman
Crocodilian Biology Database
Narrative; includes image gallery, name etymology, distribution, identification, habitat, food, conservation, and other information Read More
Broad-snouted Caiman
Crocodilian Biology Database
Narrative; includes image gallery, name etymology, distribution, identification, habitat, food, conservation, and other information Read More
Jacaré Caiman
Crocodilian Biology Database
Narrative; includes image gallery, name etymology, distribution, identification, habitat, food, conservation, and other information Read More
Black Caiman
Crocodilian Biology Database
Narrative; includes image gallery, name etymology, distribution, identification, habitat, food, conservation, and other information Read More
Cuvier's Dwarf Caiman
Crocodilian Biology Database
Narrative; includes image gallery, name etymology, distribution, identification, habitat, food, conservation, and other information Read More
Schneider's Dwarf Caiman
Crocodilian Biology Database
Narrative; includes image gallery, name etymology, distribution, identification, habitat, food, conservation, and other information Read More
American Alligator
The University of Georgia
Fact Sheet Read More
Chinese Alligator
Houston Zoo
About Chinese Alligator Read More
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