The largest alligator ever killed in Louisiana was approximately 14 feet and 8 inches long with a weight of 880 pounds. The alligator was caught by four hunters, Jarrett Janus, Justin Wells, Ryan Haltom and Tommy Brass, in Chalk Creek.Know More
The average size of a female alligator is approximately 8.2 feet and the average size of a male alligator is approximately 11.2 feet.
Alligators have an armored body that is embedded with bony plates known as osteoderms or scutes and four short legs protruding from the body.
The largest alligator to be caught and recorded worldwide is one that measures 15 feet and 9 inches in length. This alligator was caught in Alabama.Learn more about Alligators
As of 2015, the largest alligator on record is 741 pounds. It was caught in 2013 in Mississippi during an annual hunting tournament.Full Answer >
The longest alligator was 19 feet and the weight was not recorded; the record is located in Louisiana.The Huffington Post announced an Arkansas record of 14 feet and 1,100 pounds in 2013. By length the biggest alligator is 19 feet, but by recorded weight the Arkansas alligator is the largest.Full Answer >
Alligators can stay underwater for up to 24 hours if they need to, although most only stay submerged for 20 to 30 minutes. The alligator's body is specially developed to stay beneath the water if the circumstances call for it.Full Answer >
Alligators are not mammals, they are reptiles. Alligators do not have hair or fur like mammals, but are instead covered in scales, nor do they nurse their young with milk. Additionally alligators are cold-blooded, rather than warm-blooded like mammals.Full Answer >