American Alligator Alligator mississippiensis

American Alligator teeth
American Alligator snout
American Alligator smile
The American Alligator, usually called just the Alligator (the name comes from the Spanish for lizard, el lagarto) is one of two living alligator species and is native to the southeastern United States, especially to Louisiana and Florida. Alligators have a much more rounded snout than crocodiles and have no salt gland (to extract salt from saline water).
American Alligator
American Alligator
 A massive predator on land and in (fresh) water, male American Alligators can grow typically to some 4.5 metres (15 feet) and have been known in excess of 5 metres.
American Alligator
American Alligator
American Alligator old photo
They are hunted and farmed for leather and meat.
American Alligator
American Alligator