Alligator Detail of Scales

« Back to Okefenokee Swamp-Blackwater Country, April, 1992 National Geographic Magazine

The rough scales on the back of an American alligator break the surface in the waters of the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge. <br />
The once endangered species can live 30 to 35 years in the wild, and they can grow to be 8-12 feet long, weighing from 500 to 1,000 pounds.
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The rough scales on the back of an American alligator break the surface in the waters of the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge.
The once endangered species can live 30 to 35 years in the wild, and they can grow to be 8-12 feet long, weighing from 500 to 1,000 pounds.
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