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Grinning Gator This friendly guy can be found at the NC aquarium in Pine Knoll Shores, NC. Alligator mississippiensis,American Alligator Click/tap to enlarge

Grinning Gator

This friendly guy can be found at the NC aquarium in Pine Knoll Shores, NC.

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The American alligator , sometimes referred to colloquially as a gator, is a reptile endemic only to the Southeastern United States. It is one of the two living species of alligator, in the genus ''Alligator'', within the family ''Alligatoridae''. It is larger than the other extant alligator species, the Chinese alligator.

The American alligator inhabits wetlands that frequently overlap with human-populated areas.

Similar species: Crocodilia
Species identified by jlcallen
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By jlcallen

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Uploaded Aug 16, 2014. Captured Aug 10, 2014 12:43.
  • Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL
  • f/9.0
  • 1/20s
  • ISO1600
  • 31mm