Gator gazing at Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge

Published 11:35 am Thursday, July 15, 2021

On Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge, the growth rate of the American alligator (Alligator mississippiensis) is slow. It can take 15 or more years for a gator to reach 6 feet in length. While driving around the refuge, keep any eye on the canals, shorelines and floating logs. There have been frequent alligator sightings this year, according to USFWS.

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