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3 differences between an alligator and a crocodile Floridians should know

Posted by Sam Haught on May 23, 2017 11:47:20 AM

Florida is primarily known for three things: its beaches, Disney World, and alligators. From people keeping them as pets to Godzilla's distant cousins teeing off with locals on the golf course, you can find an alligator pretty much anywhere in Florida. But many people who visit Florida are surprised to discover that they aren't the only crocodilian species living in the Sunshine State. For example, southern Florida – in and around the Everglades – is one of the few places on Earth where saltwater crocodiles and alligators can coexisit because of the freshwater streams flowing out into the ocean. In this blog, we'll go over three key differences between the two creatures and distinguishing features to help you spot them when you go on an airboat tour in Florida.

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Topics: Everglades, Alligators, Crocodiles

#AskTheExpert: Crocodiles, alligators, airboats, and more!

Posted by Sam Haught on Jun 9, 2016 6:48:38 PM

We've heard your questions in our #AskTheExpert blog and on social media. So, we're back again and eager to answer them!

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Caroline on Twitter asked, How can you tell the difference between a crocodile and an alligator?

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Topics: Alligators, Wild Florida, Crocodiles

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