Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Alligator Hanging On The Reef

Gator's are such hardy versatile creatures. They also play really good football. This wanderer was found a mile offshore in FL. This photo is from www.TheLivingSea.com check it out it's a cool site.

"This rare photograph of an American alligator in salt water was taken a mile offshore of a reef in Palm Beach, Florida. Regularly found in fresh water lakes and rivers, alligators can tolerate salt water, but only for short span of time. The salt glands on the American alligator are nonfunctional, unlike that of its close cousin, the American crocodile."