Alligators At Fontainebleau State Park
They may be seen in the swamp areas from time to time.
State Parks is a great way to make an exercise program fun.
Fishing, Canoeing, Kayak In The Waters Of The State Park
The American alligator was designated the state reptile of Louisiana
Alligators are a fundamental part of the environment here in
Louisiana. They manage the population of alligators by having a
hunting season. Hunters are given so many tags to fill according to
the number they filled the previous years.
The word "alligator" originates from the Spanish "el lagarto"
meaning the lizard. Belonging to the southeastern United States,
alligators build burrows, or "alligator holes" for shelter and
A common male reaches 12-16 feet in length and can weigh over 650
lbs. Younger alligators have yellow cross-bands on a black
background for camouflage. Grownups can be long and thin or very
stocky and heavy.
After enduring almost the same given that the time of the dinosaurs,
and having practically no natural predators as grownups today,
alligators were moving towards extermination just 30 years ago due
to over hunting and mismanagement. The Louisiana alligator
population is alive and doing very well from the years when they
were almost hunted out of extinction.
the pictures below to supersize them.
Alligators In The Pictures Below
Blue Crabs |