Alligators Vs. Crocodiles

United States
September 27, 2007 10:12am CST
I thought it would be fun to see how much everyone knows about alligators and crocodiles. Everyone: name one difference you know exsists between these 2 identical animals. *Sorry I find this amusing X.X I might just be a nerd* lol. Here's my fact: Crocodiles are much more aggressive than alligators are :) Next! =P
8 responses
@maximax8 (30099)
• United Kingdom
6 Oct 10
Australia has less dangerous crocodiles that are relatively small. They are called fresh water crocodiles. It also has salt water crocodiles that can be found in water even 100km inland! They can grow very big and long. They can be a danger to people and dogs in rivers in North Queensland and the Northern Territory. Alligators live in Florida in swampy areas like the Everglades National Park Crocodiles live in the tropical areas in Australia like Daintree River in Queensland and Kakadu National Park in the Northern Territory.
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• United States
29 Sep 07
There are many different types of crocodilians in the world. The freshwater crocodile doesnt get very large, maybe 4 to 6 foot ;long where as the Nile crocodile can get to be over 20 foot long and might only eat once or twice a year. Then there are the cayman and garvails (not sure of the spelling of it)_ that are neither alligator or crocodile.
• United States
29 Sep 07
wow I've never heard of cayman and garvails. So since they are neither alligator or cro does that mean that can be both or...they are a completely different species?
• United States
1 Oct 07
There are probably more than 2 dozen species of crocodilians in the world. The cayman have a few different species and the garvails maybe have a couple species.
• United States
1 Oct 07
wow! See...i never knew that! See...i learned something new today! Thanks for the response! =)
@ElicBxn (61063)
• United States
27 Sep 07
There's something about the jaw that's different. If you'd asked me years ago I might've remembered what.
• United States
28 Sep 07
Do you mean the snout descriptions the other people have said or something different about the actual jaw?
@ElicBxn (61063)
• United States
28 Sep 07
Yeah, I think its the snout thingie. Ask me a question about horses or cats - I can remember that stuff better! Thing I remember best is how my 5th grade teacher mis-pronouced alligator - "aggalator." You could tell she did it intentionally.
• United States
28 Sep 07
Aggalator! Hehe. That's funny... okay um...what's a boy horse called after his...boys go bye bye? =P lol.
@muscare (3069)
• Australia
28 Sep 07
Ok, sorry, I don't want to nitpick, but if they were identical animals, wouldn't they be exactly the same? I think the difference is that the crocs, especially the saltwater ones, are a lot bigger, and as you say, a lot more agressive. Cranky would maybe be the word for them!
• United States
28 Sep 07
lol you might be right. When I said identical I just meant similar. Not like twins or anything! =P lol. Yes! crocs are def. cranky! lol.
@muscare (3069)
• Australia
29 Sep 07
That's ok, I knew that's what you meant to say...! Crocs are definitely more powerful too!
@Booffy (364)
• Australia
28 Sep 07
on average aligators are smaller in length, crocodile's have a longer and more slender snout an crocs' are known to live further inland amound shallower rivers etc and in both salt and fresh water
• United States
28 Sep 07
Oh! I didn't know that about the crocs, that they live in shallower waters as compared to alligators! =) Did you mean crocs can live in both salt and fresh water and alligators can't?
• United States
28 Sep 07
On the alligator, the eyes and the nos trail are higher so that only the eyes and nose shows above the water when they swim whereas in the crocodiles the whole head is above he water.
• United States
28 Sep 07
oh cool. I never knew that before! Thanks for sharing =D See...you learn something new everyday! =)
@3lilangels (4639)
• United States
27 Sep 07
well i know that corcs have pointed snouts and gators are more rounded.the teeth in the lower jaw are exposed in the crocs but sheated in the gators.and the crocs have a salt gland.thats all i can think of im sure there is so much more.
• United States
28 Sep 07
Thank you for all in info =) I didn't know the tooth thing! That's interesting. So crocs kind of have reversed buck teeth? =) When you say the crocs have salt glands I'm assuming that alligators have nothing?
@Polly1 (12648)
• United States
27 Sep 07
The width and length of their nose or snout is different. Next........
• United States
6 Oct 10
LOL yeah only by 4 years...better late, then never! :P Yeah I don't like owning anything that was made out of any animal skin/fur. It's horrible!