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2009-09-10 14:40:27

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.

2009-09-04 16:54:28

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...

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2009-09-02 13:50:00

Authorities in Florida said an alligator reported wandering in an apartment complex was grabbed by the tail and thrown into a lake by a sheriff's deputy.

2009-08-31 18:42:14

Authorities in New Jersey said a 30-inch alligator was captured in the town of Sparta while a larger gator remained on the loose in Trenton. Sparta police said a man discovered the 30-inch reptile behind the grill on his deck while preparing for a barbecue Aug.

2009-08-22 22:46:52

An 3-foot-long alligator ventured far from home and ended up in the Chicago River, officials say.

2009-08-22 08:59:10

Licensed hunters will soon have permission to kill pythons and other invasive reptiles in South Florida, but only in season and with approved weapons. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission announced the new policy Friday, the South Florida Sun-Sentinel reported. It takes effect Aug.

2009-08-13 16:02:34

An alligator harvester in Hallandale Beach, Fla., says a big drop in the market price for alligator skin is taking a bite out of his bottom line. All American Gator owner Brian Wood said with the price of alligator skin dropping from $44 per foot in 2008 to as low as $12 a foot this year, he has been forced to seek additional sources of income rather than selling the skins to Italian designers, The Miami Herald reported Thursday. I just can't see giving away the skins for $12 a foot,'' Wood...

2009-08-13 14:28:53

A Louisiana man riding a bicycle with an alligator around his neck was arrested after he dropped the reptile on the ground and ran off as police approached. St.

2009-07-17 16:08:16

Endangered Chinese alligators have been reintroduced at the mouth of the Yangtze River and are multiplying on their own, authorities said. Fifteen hatchlings born on the river this year are the descendants of Chinese alligators exported to New York's Bronx Zoo, bred in captivity and then exported back to China, Wildlife Conservation Society officials said in a release Friday. We are grateful to our Chinese partners for their commitment to reintroduce Chinese alligators back into the wild, Dr.

2009-07-14 14:23:08

A pair of Indiana teenagers spending the day fishing along the Iroquois River brought home an unexpected catch -- a 6-foot-long alligator. Zach Ramsey, 17, and Casey Sonaty, 14, of rural Newton County said they were fishing and frog spearing near Rensselaer in Jasper County when they spotted the 150-pound reptile under the water, the Rensselaer Republican reported Tuesday. The boys said they shot the gator with a fishing arrow, but the arrow broke and the alligator fled back under the water.


Latest Alligator Reference Libraries

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2007-03-19 15:25:21

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...

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2007-01-23 14:54:33

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...

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2007-01-23 14:47:34

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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