I think they're staying for as long as they could. They've survived the dinosaurs, haven't they?
Crocodiles - a cousin of the alligator of the USA hereare far from extinct but they are under controlled breedingprogrammes. Carefully monitored in numbers. So "culling" for safety reasons is permitted by licensed hunters and is government controlled.Salt water crocs. are the most dangerous so I have been told but I have no intention of getting up "close and friendly like" to find out - ha ha.In the far north of Australia ( the tropical part) signsare displayed to warn people to stay out of the water - both rivers and beaches.I have no sympathy for idiots who ignore signs and go swimming. Good luck to the croc. and I hope the meal was tasty.B J Hunnicut aka Colin
Takes a long time to come back after nearly being extinct.
Bring them back.
Glad that they didn't become extinct.
I remember when alligator leather was banned because these creatures were about to go extinct. Now people find these gators in their swimming pools.
Good they sprung back.
I don't remember ever seeing an alligator..such an interesting fact! Thanks for stopping by my blog! xxxE from Helsinki, Finlandhttp://helsinkidragonfly.blogspot.fi/
What!? I love alligators. One of my favorite animals, besides mermaids. My cousin had a speckled camien (not sure if I spelled it correctly). It looked like a baby alligator, but it's in the crocodile family I believe. It was awesome being able to pet it as he held it with a wrap around its mouth!
My Goodness - Mermaids!Unbelievable - I have yet to see one.Please put one of these "fairytale" creatures up for us all to see.CheersMerlin from the Wizard show.
Here in Houston, the recent flooding has brought many alligators into contact with people. Up out of the creeks, up to people's front doors. Mostly small ones, but often enough for everyone to suddenly remember that they're there.And I'm glad they're still around. Not too close, but you know, around.
oh wow interesting
I'm not crazy about 'gators but always hate it when any of our animals and such become extinct.