Tag: alligators

Animal Corner – The Alligator

[caption id="attachment_1394" align="alignleft" width="300"] Photo Credit: Pandiyan[/caption] Did you know that early Spanish explorers called alligators “the lizard?” These large and intimidating animals must have been quite a site to see for the first time! An American alligator can weigh up to 1000 pounds and be over 10 feet long! Add to that their armoured appearance and speed and you have yourself an impressive animal! The typical alligator weighs between…

Animal Corner — Alligator

[caption id="attachment_1394" align="alignleft" width="300"] Photo Credit: Pandiyan[/caption] Ever wonder why alligators have nostrils that face up at the top end of their jaws? These upturned nostrils are actually what allow them to breathe when the rest of their bodies are submerged in the water. As for their jaws, they are so strong that they can easily break open a turtle shell! Now if you're one of those people who's ever…