Category: Crocodilians

The American crocodile of South Florida; 21 March 2015

Crocodylus acutus, the American crocodile; Monroe county, Florida (21 March 2015). When you think of Florida big reptilian beasts, you probably think of the American alligator¬†(Alligator mississippiensis). That certainly makes sense given how many massive alligators we have sprawled out and lumbering across the…

The Spectacled caiman in Coral Gables; 21 March 2015

Caiman crocodilus, the Spectacled caiman; Miami-Dade county, Florida (21 March 2015). Native to the southern reaches of Central America and the northern half of South America, the Spectacled caiman in a non-native species now found throughout parts of south Florida. Only averaging between four…

Alligator mississippiensis, 11 June 2016

Alligator mississippiensis, the American alligator; Miami-Dade county, Florida (11 June 2016, Nikon D7100). A juvenile American alligator, Alligator mississippiensis, chilling out on a mild summer night back in 2016. The little gator was on a dirt road flanked by canals lines on each side….