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The breeding season for crocodilians differs by species and location.

The population of alligators is now stable. It is easy to hold shut an alligator’s mouth, 9. Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Like crocodiles, alligators’ night vision is very good and they are mostly nocturnal hunters. Alligators can jump out of the water’s edge up to five feet to snatch a meal. The same goes for the alligators, too. In 1937, an adult specimen was brought to the Belgrade Zoo in Serbia from Germany. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. I. Contrary to the common myth, alligator skin (and also crocodile skin) is not bulletproof. Adult alligators regularly cannibalize younger individuals. All tip submissions are carefully reviewed before being published. When capturing food, the gator’s powerful jaws clamp down on the prey. They do not chew their food. If one of my friends is getting attacked in the water is there anything I can do? While walking on their legs, which is called the “high walk”, their top speed is only 5 km/h (3 mph). {"smallUrl":"https:\/\/www.wikihow.com\/images\/thumb\/9\/9a\/Survive-an-Encounter-with-a-Crocodile-or-Alligator-Step-1-Version-2.jpg\/v4-460px-Survive-an-Encounter-with-a-Crocodile-or-Alligator-Step-1-Version-2.jpg","bigUrl":"\/images\/thumb\/9\/9a\/Survive-an-Encounter-with-a-Crocodile-or-Alligator-Step-1-Version-2.jpg\/aid44647-v4-728px-Survive-an-Encounter-with-a-Crocodile-or-Alligator-Step-1-Version-2.jpg","smallWidth":460,"smallHeight":345,"bigWidth":"728","bigHeight":"546","licensing":"

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If it drags you into the water, try to grab or hit the palatal valve behind the animal's tongue, which will cause water to flow into the crocodile's throat and force it to release you. Don't wait or try to attack it, just run away as quickly as you can. Taught me much I did not know.

By using our site, you agree to our. Can I push down on a crocodile's upper jaw if I spot it slowly coming towards me? Crocodiles usually attack if they are feeling threatened or territorial.

The largest specimen ever recorded, known as the Alabama alligator, was measured 15 feet and 9 inches long (4.8 meters).

There are 18 references cited in this article, which can be found at the bottom of the page. Thanks to all authors for creating a page that has been read 730,100 times. They may also attack if they are feeling hungry, especially if they associate people with food and have lost their fear of people over time. Keep your distance from the water when walking on the shore, and avoid patches of vegetation where these animals could hide. When young, alligators eat fish, insects, snails, crustaceans, and worms.
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