Alligator aka Gator
An alligator is a crocodilian in the genus Alligator of the family Alligatoridae. The two living species are the American alligator (A. mississippiensis) and the Chinese alligator (A. sinensis). In addition, several extinct species of alligator are known from fossil remains. Alligators first appeared during the Oligocene epoch about 37 million years ago.
The name “alligator” is probably an anglicized form of el lagarto, the Spanish term for “the lizard”, which early Spanish explorers and settlers in Florida called the alligator. Later English spellings of the name included allagarta and alagarto.
For more information about gators and not just Florida gators, please visit Alligators.com. If you want to know more about Louisiana Gators, you can check out the Swamp People website. And, here’s a link to a TV show on Animal Planet about some Florida boys that catch Florida gators that are a nuisance. The show is called Gator Boys and you can click here to see their website.
SEND US YOUR STORIES & PICTURES
If you’ve ever had a close encounter with a Florida Alligator and lived to tell about it, then please send us your story and picture(s) to info@FloridaGators.com and we will consider adding your story and picture(s) to our website. We also accept video and are working on a Facebook Page & other social media to promote and protect these amazing animals.
We are in the process of acquiring inventory of real Florida Alligator products such as gator heads, gator toes, gator toe necklaces, gator teeth, gator teeth necklaces, gator skin shoes, gator skin purses & wallets, gator skins, authentic Florida gator meat products and much, much more. Please bookmark this website as we build our e-commerce store to sell real Florida Gator products. See sample of our Florida gator heads below.