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American Alligator

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When hunting they usually sneak up from behind on their prey.

The lifecycle of the American Alligator starts from an egg. The female lays her eggs in a nest made from damp rotting weeds and mud. The eggs are covered and as the weeds rot they give off heat to keep the eggs warm. The eggs hatch in about 2 to 3 months and are well protected by the female mother alligator. The female lays about 25 to 60 eggs in a nest. As the eggs hatch the baby alligators they make a high pitched sound that tell the mother to uncover their nest so that they can get out. They are usually about 8 inches long and are completely on their own once they hatch and usually go right into the water. The baby alligators grow about 12 inches per year and do not become full grown until they are about 6 years old. The American Alligator lives to be about 50 years old.

The American Alligator is apex predator, which means it is at the top of the food chain. The alligator is much larger than the crocodile and is greatly feared by any animal in wild. The Alligator moves swiftly on both land and in the water so it is very difficult to get away from it onces it decides you are dinner.

In my opinion, the American Alligator is one of the fastest animals on both land and water. The alligator is a fast runner on land and can cover ground quickly because of his strong legs and he can swim quickly in the water because of his strong tail.

In conclusion the American Alligator is an animal that is strong and fierce.


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