Alligator

Dog’s owners horrified as alligator kills pet

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — An alligator killed a pet dog at a lake in Florida.<p>According to a report by WCJB-TV, Scarlett Dent and her 8-year-old son Easton …

Florida

Long-lost alligator snapping turtle rediscovered 30 years after it was thought extinct in Illinois

For the first time in 30 years, scientists have caught a wild alligator snapping turtle in Illinois. The animal had been thought locally extinct …

Biological Species

8-year-old boy kills monstrous 11-foot alligator

A young boy caught killed an alligator last month that was more than twice his size during an early morning hunting trip with his father.<p>WFTS reports …

Sunbeam Television

8-year-old boy captures massive 11-foot alligator. But he won’t stop there.

Catching an 11-foot gator isn’t enough for 8-year-old Grayson Chandley.<p>His next goal? A 12-footer.<p>The young boy from Central Florida caught the …

8-year-old Florida boy catches 11-foot alligator

8-year-old Grayson Chantley says he got a wake-up call at midnight. His dad wanted to take him gator hunting.<p><b>Watch the video above to see how the</b> …

Upstate South Carolina

Alligator Cafe Seized for Nonpayment of Taxes

According to a sign posted to the front door, Alligator Cafe in East Dallas has, as of Nov. 8, been seized by the state of Texas for nonpayment of …

Dallas

These Kids Won't Forget the Moment Their Grandmother Bagged a 12-Foot, 494-Pound Alligator

When a 60-year-old South Carolina grandmother decided to try a new hobby — alligator hunting — neither she nor her grandchildren had any idea they …

Conservative View

Bargoers Blast Alligator Lounge on Yelp After It Bans Them For Using N-Word

The page is also full of people defending the bar<p>Non-black patrons of <b>Alligator Lounge</b> who refused to stop saying racial slurs during a karaoke night took to Yelp to defend their behavior — claiming that the n-word is no longer an offensive word but “a friendly way to refer to your friends.”<p>The …

New York City

Alligator removals at Disney more than double since death of Lane Graves

State wildlife officials removed more than twice as many alligators from Walt Disney World properties in the six months after a toddler was killed …

Walt Disney Company

Remarkable puppy chomped by alligator has miraculous escape

A determined dog attacked by an alligator is on the road to recovery after miraculously surviving the ordeal.<p>Chloe, a six-month-old puppy, managed to grab a branch with her teeth as the reptile clamped down on its leg and fought to stay above water.<p>“A gator attacked Chloe and tried to pull her deep …

Dogs

Zip Line Instructor Doesn't See Alligator Below Her Until It Leaps Up To Bite Her

Most zip lines are set up so the rider (zipper?) gets a visual thrill while they slide down the line, a thrill that often involves being really high …

Cool Stuff

Why Having an Alligator for a Pet is Dangerous

I know, having an alligator as a pet SEEMS perfectly safe. But there are actually a few downsides.

Humor

A 5-foot alligator in a pipe? Now, that’s a clog

When you get a clogged pipe, you call a plumber.<p>When the source of that clog is a muddy, 5-foot alligator, you’d better have the number of an …

Florida

Animal control rescues alligator that outgrew home bathtub

WASILLA, Alaska — It was an odd day for one Alaska animal control officer who took a call about an alligator outgrowing its bathtub.<p>KTUU-TV reports …

Animals

Alligators found hunting and feasting on sharks

This unexpected clash of the predators demonstrates who really sits atop the estuarine food chain.<p>Alligators, occupying estuarine and fresh waters, …

Nature

Woman Zip-Lining Doesn't See Alligator In Pond Until He Leaps Out At Her

Many Floridians (and probably non-Floridians, too) understand that the Sunshine State is also home to many alligators. The reptiles have been found …

Zip-lines

Florida, Nike unveil uniform that looks like alligator skin

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The Florida Gators will actually look the part when they host Texas A&M on Saturday.<p>The Gators and Nike unveiled an alternate uniform Monday night that literally looks like alligator skin. The camouflage-styled jerseys will be paired with "swamp-green" helmets, pants, …

Florida Gators

Inside The California Park That Let Kids Play With Alligators

In the early 1900s, guests at the California Alligator Farm were encouraged to enter the pens and play with the gators.The post Inside The California …

InterAct

Town north of Toronto warns residents of possible alligator sighting

A town north of Toronto has called off its search for a wayward reptile after it advised residents of a possible alligator sighting in a …

Canada

Alligator visits Florida school at morning drop-off time

An alligator made a surprise appearance at a Florida school, wandering around the drop-off lane and trying to bite a school-owned golf cart.

Education

An alligator killed their son at Disney. Now they’re doing something unexpected

Little Lane Graves did not die in vain.<p>The parents of the toddler who was killed by an alligator last summer at a Disney World resort have …

Children's Hospital

Snappsy the Alligator Returns—Begrudgingly

The disgruntled protagonist of <i>Snappsy the Alligator (Did Not Ask to Be in This Book)!</i> makes an encore appearance next month in a new picture book by …

Books

Woman catches giant alligator measuring nearly 3 times her size: 'I wasn't ever scared'

A South Carolina woman didn’t let her stature stop her from making a giant catch.<p>Laura Robinson Griffin, who is 4 foot, 10 inches, caught an alligator nearly triple her size at 12 foot, 7 inches, but she said she wasn’t even afraid.<p><b>Read: Alligator Roams the Streets as Other Animals Seek Shelter</b> …

AOL

Tiny Alligator Misjudges the Size of His Stomach, and Gets Stuck in Fence

Kids do the darndest things!<p>One adolescent alligator found himself in a tight spot when he got stuck in a hog wire fence in Fulshear, Texas on …

Travel

Florida politician saves neighbor's dog from alligator's jaws

A Lakeland city commissioner who was cleaning up his home Tuesday after Hurricane Irma interrupted his work to save a dog's life by throwing a rock …

Orlando

Lake County man goes from alligator wrestler to reptile scientist

Nick Clark was 33 and coming off a $72,000-a-year salary when he made a radical career change — wrestling alligators at Gatorland for $6 an hour.<p>He …

Orlando

Dog owner is oblivious to alligator threat to swimming pet; video

Corina Cox has lived in Florida for only a month, so alligators were yet to be on her radar — though clearly they ought to have been when she allowed …

Pets

This clueless dog swam inches from an alligator’s jaws

A hound dog named Pokey paddled dangerously close to an alligator in Florida, after tropical storm Irma wreaked havoc on the state. "I definitely …

Hurricane Irma

Watch This Alligator Take A Neighborhood Stroll During Irma

An escaped alligator took a stroll through the deserted streets of Melbourne, Fla. on Sunday, while Hurricane Irma raged through the town.<p>Fire …

Hurricane Irma

Pet alligator escapes from apartment, drops by local day care in Nanning

Owners of a Nanning neighborhood day care got quite the surprise recently by the appearance of an unexpected guest -- a 1-meter-long …

Day Care