Safari Ltd. - Alligator
Safari Ltd. Alligator #276-429 Review:This figure has a very curled tail so the 6 inch length is somewhat misleading. (Probably 7.5 inches if the curve is measured). The Safari Ltd. Alligator also has its head / neck in an up position so that adds to its height. This figure is the same mold as the Safari Ltd. White Alligator #291-929. Same figure – just different colors. These are both fine models. We find the head sculpts to be a little more basic than the other models. Also, the White Alligator we tested rested on its belly – not its feet. The green figure tested did rest on its feet.
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The name Alligator can be roughly translated into “the lizard. The average adult Alligator length is 13 feet and over750 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.
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Safari Ltd. 276429
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