The Florida Gator is one of the
state’s favorite and most notorious animals.
Florida Gators are beautiful creatures and a part
of Florida’s native habitat. The University
of Florida at Gainesville felt the Gator represented
the ideal symbol of strength and tenacity and
thus the Florida Gators Football team was born.
There is always confusion among
Floridians and non-Floridians about the identification
of and the differences between alligators and
crocodiles. So how does one tell the difference
between gators and crocs?
For those visitors who want to learn
more about the differences and similarities, we’ve
made a head to head comparison of the dinosaur
reptiles of florida’s waterways.
Size–Gators average 13-14
Feet long, Crocs often 15 Feet long.
Color–Gators are green-black,
Crocs are brownish olive
Homes–Aligators live within
small vegetation mounds which the gator builds
themselves; crocodiles live in mud of the brackish
Snouts–Aligators snouts have
a wide "u" shaped snout; Crocodiles
have "v"shaped snouts which are long
Smile–Gators teeth are usually
hidden when the mouth is closed except for "Jake",
the Razor Gator, who has serious chompers and
is proud to display them; Crocs shut mouth appears
to make a smile with visible teeth.
Now you know the differences between
a Alligator and a crocodile. Later gator. In awhile