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Interesting Alligator facts
The size for an adult female American alligator is about 8 feet , and the average size for a male is 11 feet. Exceptionally large males can reach a weight of nearly 1,000 pounds.
Both males and females have an "armored" body with a muscular flat tail. The skin on the back is armored with bony plates called osteoderms. They have four short legs; the front legs have five toes while the back legs have four toes.
Alligator’s jaw muscles used for biting (closing mouth) are very strong. However, the muscles an alligator uses to open its mouth are weak—one can hold the jaw shut with bare hands or a piece of duck tape.
An alligator cannot move its tongue, and must raise its head to swallow.
To hatch, baby alligators use their egg tooth (at the tip of their jaw) to break the egg.
Some Alligator Jokes
Q: What do you call an alligator in a vest?
A: An Investigator
Q: Who gives alligators presents on Christmas?
A: Santa Jaws!
Q: What's worse than one alligator coming to dinner?
A: Two alligators coming to dinner
Q: Why are alligators comedians so funny?
A: Their wit is as razor sharp as their teeth!
Q: What do yuppie alligators like to drink
Q: What was the nerd alligators favorite programming language
Q: What do you call an alligator that makes others fight?
A: An Instigator.
Speed and Myth
There is no credible source that I found that lists an alligator speed; however, some sources have alligators reaching 20 mph. Nevertheless, an alligator cannot run at its top speed for more than a few feet (sometimes 50 feet).
Myth: a zigzag run to escape an alligator is a myth. The fastest way to escape an alligator attack is to run in a straight line.
However, there has been no reported incident of an alligator
chasing a human being. Alligators only surprise attack, but normally they do not chase people.
The only incidents of an alligator running when it encounters a person
is when the alligator runs away from the person—not toward the person. That's good to know!
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