Thursday, July 3, 2008

A. mississippiensis

The topic for this weeks If "Fierce". Being raised in the swamps I have a special place in my heart for reptiles. The fiercest and the coolest of all these creatures is the alligator! They have been around for millions of years, like basking in the sun, and kill their prey by dragging them down and doing a death roll. You can tell a gator from a croc cause their snouts are rounder and flatter, they show fewer teeth when their mouths are closed, live in fresh water and are more blackish in color. Just watch yourself by any body of water if you are down south....they are everywhere! Respect the Gator and he won't bite ya! Yay! Reptiles!