Joining up with Marcy over at Ben & Me for “Blogging through the Alphabet” and super excited to do so!
Since our family has a general love and appreciation for all the animals the Lord has created…I am going to attempt to “Blog through the Alphabet” using animals. We started with “A for Alpaca” then we had “B for Bearded Dragon” and now it is “C for Crocodile”.
What comes to mind for me is – what are the differences between a crocodile and an alligator…so let’s find out…
They are both reptiles and both are part of the Crocodilia order.
- There are 14 species of crocodiles which belong to the crocodylidae family comprised of 2 genus.
- The easiest way to tell them apart is their snout. Crocs are long, narrow and v-shaped.
- They have two rows of teeth that are the same size so they are nestled in to each other
- Found in salt water
- Usually found in Australia, south, central and north regions of America, South Asia.
- Normally larger than gators with the average size being about 20 feet in length
- A slightly lime brown color
- Eats more fish and small mammals
- Only two species of alligators
- Wider, u-shaped snout
- Wider jaw allowing the top row of teeth to rest in front of the bottom row
- Found in streams and wetlands
- Typically reside in east China, Gulf Coast and few south regions of USA
- About 13 feet in length on average
- Normally black
- Eats more turtles
- In general, are less violent than crocs.
I hope you have learned some fun things about crocodiles (and alligators). Come back next week to see what interesting animal we discuss for the letter D.
Here’s praying we all have fun learning!