Birding With Alligators
FEBRUARY 5, 2012
It took several days in Florida for the idea that I was pretty much surrounded by giant reptiles that could kill me to sink in to my brain. I am, of course, referring to Alligator mississippiensis , more commonly known as the American Alligator , or, colloquially, as gators. Though alligator attacks are rare they do happen. According to Wikipedia : Alligators are capable of killing humans, but are generally wary enough not to see them as a potential prey.