Alligators and Crocodiles

23 species of crocodilians, including alligators, caimans, crocodiles and the gharial of India. If you really want to know which is which, you need to know the particular characteristics of each of these carnivores. Ask your questions in here and leave the shoes, handbags and luggage at the door.

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Alligators and Crocodiles

How much is a dead alligator worth per square footage?

animal cruelty !!


Not hardly. Who ever said this needs some real education.

Roughly, most harvesters make about 20-25 US dollars a foot for fresh alligator carcass. The better intact the hide, and meat ( tail) the more they are worth. It's always, like with any game animal, or fish ... the market fluctuates.

It isn't cruel to take alligators in the wild. In fact, it's very beneficial to humans and pets these squeamish folks are pouting about over animal cruelty.

Gators are an over-abundant , and under utilized animal in the US. The populations are regulated through hunting for them, and if it wasn't done, the southern US would be over-ran with the beast.

They could feed millions of people, and replenish themselves at alarming rates.

But don't think just because you watch Swamp People, that just anyone can do this. Keep in mind, these people on TV live there, grew up doing this. It takes alot more than they show you on TV.

I love reptiles, but if I eat a cow, I think others can reserve the right to kill a reptile, no matter what my opinion is.

Alligators and Crocodiles
The Difference Between

What are the differences between alligators and crocodiles?

The head is longer on one of them

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Do alligators live in the Savannah River?

Yes, they are found in the Piedmont and coastal sections of the river.

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Orcas (killer whales)

Which is stronger a killer whale or a crocodile?


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Similarities Between

What is the similarity between fish and crocodile?

There are a few similarities between fish and crocodiles. Both swim or spend almost all of their time in the water and contain scales. Both have tails that aid them in swimming and with general movements, too.

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Did crocodiles share a common ancestor with birds?

Yes. According to comparative genomics and morphology, crocodiles and birds share a common ancestor in Archosauria.

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How did the American alligator become endangered?

Alligators were hunted, mainly for the skin and meat. Driven to endangerment, government regulations to protect them were enacted. Today, the alligator has rebounded, and is a very common species again, numbering in the low millions.

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How do the mother crocodile feed her babies?

The mother does not feed her young, she just protects them. They hunt for thing like insects and small frogs gradually eating large fish and than mammals.

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Can you eat alligator?

Yes, alligator is very commonly eaten.

Yes you can. In my opinion if tastes like chicken!

If you have ever seen the movie waterboy, they go well in a barbeque!
Absolutely. I have had alligator in a Papadeux's Restaurant in Texas, and I've seen it offered on the sign outside a Popeye's Chicken Restaurant somewhere in the South. You can pretty much count on the fact that if an animal or insect can be eaten, then someone somewhere in the world is eating it. They sell alligator on a stick at the seafood festival in my hometown.

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Is an alligator a scavenger?

Not strictly. An alligator will not turn its nose up at carrion but they often hunt.

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Is the golden crocodile endangered?

I assume that you're referring to the Golden Crocodiles at Shark Reef Aquarium? In case, they are not endangered. Those crocs are actually hybrids of Saltwater Crocodiles and Siamese Crocodiles. The Siamese Crocodile is endangered.

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Is a crocodile more deadlier then an alligator?

Yes and then can even have up to twice the biting strength and be twice as fast

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What does the skin of an alligators feel like?

rough and bumpy

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What are those really tiny crocodiles called?

I think you're referring to caimans in your question. They look pretty similar to crocodiles and they can be as small as dogs. Caimans are actually miniature alligators, as they are part of the alligator family, Alligatoridae.

There is another small crocodilian, the ghavial, which has a long, narrow snout. It doesn't look like a crocodile, though.

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Is a crocodile a carnivore or herbivore?


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Do crocodiles kill their prey before eating it?

Yes. Crocodiles drown their prey and then others will hold on to the carcass, while one does the 'death roll' to tear off chunks of meat.

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What is the alligators mouth called?

All crocodilians mouths are called snouts.

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Can an alligator snapping turtle swim?

Yes they can !

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Is “alligator tears” an acceptable variant of “crocodile tears”?

“Crocodile tears” is definitely the more common phrase. To shed crocodile tears is to fake a show of grief, based on the fact that crocodiles (and alligators and caimans) sometimes “cry” as they’re eating. For them, it has no basis in emotion or trying to trick onlookers—as far as we know, it has to do with them hissing as they eat, forcing air through their sinuses and triggering tears.

Maybe Halsey was trying to be a little less cliché, or she needed that extra syllable. Either way, even if it’s not technically the “right” phrase, “alligator tears” definitely gets her point across, and alligators do the crying thing, too, so no need to cancel Halsey for this one.

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Can a lion kill a alligator?

Yes it can

Only if the alligator was small or sick.

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Do alligator have spines?

That depends on what you mean by "spines". If you're asking if alligators have backbones and are vertebrates, then the answer is yes. If you're asking if they have spikes anywhere on their body, then the answer is no.

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How would you describe a crocodile?

i would describe a crocodoile with dark skin strong bones reptile maneating strong teeth that bite through fish animal and humans

Animal Behavior
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What is an animal which hunts other animals?


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Tennessee River

Are there alligators or crocodiles living in the Tennessee River?

Yes, there are quite a number of alligators who call the Tennessee River home. Mainly due to the rich supply of food and protection there through the Alabama Department of Fish and Game, which controls them as a threatened species.

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Fashion Design

Is Lacoste's logo an alligator or crocodile?

It's logo is a crocodile.


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