American Alligator (CollectA)
CollectA Alligator #88609 Review:
This is the smallest of alligator figures currently available. The CollectA Alligator does NOT have a moveable jaw The jaw is slightly open, so it is hard to see the actual details in the mouth, but they look fine. There are other figures we like better than this alligator figure (check out the buying guide).
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The name Alligator can be roughly translated into “the lizard. The average adult Alligator length is 13 feet and over 750 lbs. but the largest alligator ever captured was almost 16 feet long and weighed over 1,000 lbs. The oldest known alligator lived to be over 80 years old.
Alligators are native only to Mexico, China, and the United States. American alligators are found in the southeast United States. Louisiana has the largest alligator population. The majority of American alligators live in Florida and Louisiana, with over a million alligators in each state. Southern Florida is the only place where both alligators and crocodiles live side by side.
Young alligators eat fish, insects, snails, crustaceans, and worms. As they mature, larger prey is taken, including fish and various mammals: muskrat, birds, deer, and other reptiles. Their stomachs also often contain gizzard stones which help digestion. Human attacks are rare but do occur. Alligators, unlike the large crocodiles, do not immediately regard a human as prey, but may still attack in self-defense if provoked.
An alligator is capable of short bursts of speed, especially in very short lunges. Alligators' main prey are smaller animals they can kill and eat with a single bite. They may kill larger prey by grabbing it and dragging it into the water to drown. Alligators consume food that cannot be eaten in one bite by allowing it to rot or by biting and then performing a "death roll", spinning or convulsing wildly until bite-sized chunks are torn off.
The muscles that close the Alligator’s jaws are powerful, but the muscles for opening their jaws are weak. As a result, an adult human can hold an alligator's jaws shut bare-handed.
Part of the Wildlife Series by CollectA. Hand Painted.
Made of durable synthetic material.
Product Code: CA88609 CollectA 88609 by CollectA