Latest Alligator Stories
Crocodiles and alligators in the Florida Everglades now have a new job: helping US scientists in their fight to preserve the fragile wetlands.
A new study of the High Arctic climate roughly 50 million years ago led by the University of Colorado at Boulder helps to explain how ancient alligators and giant tortoises were able to thrive on Ellesmere Island well above the Arctic Circle, even as they endured six months of darkness each year.
NEW PORT RICHEY, Fla., May 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Veteran alligator handler and performer, Jeff Quattrocchi was badly bitten during a performance as a crowd looked on in disbelief. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh//LA04715) Nicknamed "Swamp Master", Quattrocchi, was entertaining an audience at a festival in New Port Richey, Florida when suddenly the eight foot alligator he was showing, struck him in his right arm.
Alligators display the same loyalty to their mating partners as birds reveals a study published Oct 7 in Molecular Ecology.
Officials at a Florida elementary school said a 7-foot alligator that wandered into the school was safely removed before children arrived. Naples police said they received a call about a large alligator in Lake Park Elementary School at 6:30 a.m.
San Antonio police said officers used duct tape and a prisoner transport van to capture and relocate a 4-foot alligator found in a residential neighborhood. The police department said officers responded to a disturbance call at about 6 a.m.
A Canadian financial adviser with a can-do attitude waded into a pond and grabbed an alligator-like caiman that had residents of London, Ontario, nervous. Calls to the police about sightings of either an alligator or crocodile began during the weekend, but animal control officers who responded didn't see anything, the London Free Press reported Tuesday. Tuesday, John Stephan was walking his small dog when he saw two television news trucks and a small group of people near a pond.
A 16-year-old South Carolina girl may hold the record as the state's youngest female to bag an alligator, a state alligator expert said.
Authorities in New Jersey say they captured a 6-foot alligator in a busy park, the third -- and biggest-- one found on the loose in the state in three weeks. Police Capt.
Authorities in New Jersey say an alligator that evaded capture for weeks in Trenton has been snared by wildlife experts. Darlene Yuhas, spokeswoman for the state Department of Environmental Protection, said biologist Linda DiPiano and wildlife technician Kim Tinnes caught the elusive 25-pound gator in a trap baited with chicken legs and livers at a Stacy Park pond, The Philadelphia Inquirer reported Friday. Yuhas said traps baited with only chicken wings failed to capture the alligator after...
The Northern Alligator Lizard, Elgaria coerulea, is a medium-sized lizard that lives in the North American west cost. It occurs along the Pacific Coast and in the Rocky Mountains from southern British Columbia through Washington, northern Idaho and western Montana south through Oregon until the coastal range and the Sierra Nevada in central California. These lizards can attain a length of about 10 inches long with nearly 4 inches of it being the snout. They have a distinct skin fold on...
The American Alligator, Alligator Mississippians, is one of two species of living Alligator. It is native to the southeastern United States, where it inhabits wetlands that frequently overlap with human populated areas. It is larger than the other living species, the Chinese Alligator. The American Alligator has a large, slightly rounded body, with thick limbs, broad head, and a very powerful tail. The tail, which accounts for half of the alligator's total length, is primarily used for...
The Chinese Alligator, Alligator sinensis, is one of two living species of Alligator. The Chinese Alligator is native to only China. This species' wild habitat has been reduced to little more than a few ponds along the lower Yangtze River system. Its population reduction has been mostly due to conversion of its habitat to agricultural use. The Chinese Alligator rarely exceeds 7 feet long, with 5 feet being a more common size. It weighs approximately 80 pounds. Their heads are...
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