American Alligators


American Alligators in North Louisiana

Did you know that an incubation temperature below 86 degrees will be female, above 92 degrees will be male?

American alligators
a Glance

Key Features:

American alligators are large, armored reptiles with short legs and large heads.

Least Concern - Population Increasing


Lakes, rivers, and swamps

nesting habits:

From May to June, American alligators lay 20 to 60 eggs.

seasons american alligators are active in our area:

Spring, summer, fall


Birds, fish, turtles, snakes, small mammals, and carrion

hunting Behavior:

American alligators hunt at night. They drag large pray underwater and drown it.

Commonly Confused With:

Unique in North Louisiana. Here are two cool facts.

American alligators can run up to 30-miles-per-hour.

Adult American alligators are solitary. Young American alligators are social, meaning they will group up.

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