The American Alligator.
I have photographed 5 different alligators at Chassahowitzka WMA. These are truly amazing creatures and an important part of Chassahowitzka ecosystem.
The American alligator is Federally protected by the Endangered Species Act as a Threatened species.
- Length: up to 14 feet
- Weight: up to 1000 pounds
- Courtship: May
- Breeding: June-July
- Clutch: 20-50 eggs
- Hatching: August-September
- Feeding [Adult]: Small mammals, birds, fish, turtles, and snakes
- Feeding [Juveniles] Small fish, insects, and amphibians
Habitat: freshwater lakes, slow moving rivers, and brackish water