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Alligators of Brazos Bend State Park

America's Largest Reptile

How to Estimate an Alligator's Length, estimate the distance from the eyes to the nose.
One inch = One Foot

How Big Is This One?

Gators Regulate Their Temperature

A Great Set of Teeth

Mother Gators Lay 20-60 Eggs

Newly-hatched babies are
6 to 9 inches long.

Scientists Sometimes Count Eggs in a Nest

Mothers Defend their Nests

An Alligator Pod or Creche

Big Gator, Big Prey (a deer)

Smaller Gator, Smaller Prey (a fawn)

Even Eating Another Gator

A Winter Den To Keep Warm

Keeping Warm or Cool
Under Water

These Kids are Too Close!

Being an Alligator Isn't Always Easy

She became blind, and couldn't find food.

This Gator had been shot,
but lived.

Stuck in a Pier

Caught by a Fish Hook

Don't try this at home!

A Gator? No, it's a...

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