American Alligator

american alligator walking into water during airboat tour

Alligators are opportunistic feeders. Their diets include prey species that are abundant and easily accessible. Juvenile alligators eat primarily insects, amphibians, small fish, and other invertebrates. Adult alligators eat rough fish, snakes, turtles, small mammals, and birds. Female alligators rarely exceed 10 feet in length, but males can grow much larger. The Florida State Record for length is […]