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I got to hold a baby alligator!

I got to hold a baby alligator with ACME Animal Control!  I will be honest it totally freaked me out and you will see in the video below.  But it was a great experience and luckily I had the best animal guy standing right next to me.

The alligator is notorious for its bone-crushing bites. In addition, the alligator has been described as a “living fossil”, having been extant for 200 million years, beginning in the MesozoicEra.

A large adult American alligator’s weight and length is 800 pounds and 13 feet  long, but can grow to 14.5 feet  long and weigh over 1,000 pounds.  According to the Everglades National Park website, the largest alligator ever recorded in Florida was 17 feet 5 inches , although according to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission web site the Florida state record for length is a 14 feet 5/8 inches male from Lake Monroe in Seminole County.The largest specimen ever recorded was found in Louisiana and measured 19 feet 2 inches (5.84 m).The Chinese alligator is smaller, rarely exceeding 7 feet in length. Alligators have an average of 75 teeth.

There is no measured average lifespan for an alligator

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By | 2016-10-26T10:43:54+00:00 November 27th, 2011|Hampton Roads, News, Photos, Reviews, Video|Comments Off on I got to hold a baby alligator!

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