The alligator is listed as a threatened species and the crocodile as endangered under the federal Endangered Species Act. The crocodile has a tapered and triangular-shaped snouts (live in salt water)... the alligator's snout is broad (live in fresh water).
Crocodile (left) - You can see the teeth up and down when the mouth is shut. Alligator (right) - Most of the downward teeth show when the mouth is shut.
...then there are others, like the Gavial whose nose is very long.
Dwarf Caiman (left) - Baby Alligators (right)
The temperature of the baby's nest determines if the baby alligator will be a boy or a girl.
We found this gator sunning in Florida while on an airboat ride.
Baby gators from Florida's Everglades.
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