Thursday, May 12, 2016

Fact of the Day: The Lizard Alligator

The English word alligator comes from the Spanish words El Lagarto which mean "the lizard" in English. 

12 comments:

Lady_Myx said...

\oh, that's new. Thanks for the trivia :D

Myxilog

Huggybear said...

You certainly have a "thing" about alligators.
Have you met up with one in the wilds???

I should get up out here and take you up to Kakadu
National Park and "the Wetlands", you'll see our version,
the fresh water crocodiles. Plenty of lovely big jaws to grab you, spin you around until you are dead, 1/2 eat you and then put you in a burying hole in the river banks (submerged part of the river) until the second helping to finish you off!
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kakadu_National_Park

Or north of Cairns, off the beaches of Darwin, or in the northern parts of WA. - the sea versions of the "croc',
just as friendly like - ha ha.
Cheers
B J Hunniut aka Colin

Christine said...

They do look like big lizards!

Emmylou said...

I swear...to this day, I still always confuse alligators and crocodiles!:D

Pat Hatt said...

Rather deal with a small lizard I think

Anna-Alina said...

I understand why, as they're just big lizards!

http://anna-alina.blogspot.com/

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Now THAT'S something I've always wondered!

stephen Hayes said...

A very BIG lizard.

Paulina Mo, lilbitsofchic.com said...

Oh Interesting!! makes sense!

~Pau
www.lilbitsofchic.com

Martha said...

BIG lizard!

Lowcarb team member said...

A photo is fine but I certainly wouldn't want to come face to face with this lizard in real life!!!

All the best Jan

bj said...

biggest, ugliest lizard I've ever seen...