8. Where to See Alligators

Photo courtesy of Flickr user Guillaume Capron. One of the best places to spot an alligator is on a Florida Everglades airboat tour, which puts you right in the middle of an alligator’s natural habitat. American alligators are mostly found in the Southeastern United States. You can see them anywhere from Great Dismal Swamp in Virginia and North Carolina all …

7. Are Alligators Endangered?

Alligator hide. Photo courtesy of Flickr user zappowbang. This is the seventh of 12 Things You Should Know about Alligators and Everglades Wildlife, a free eBook. Alligators are no longer considered endangered. However, at one point, alligators were in great danger of extinction. From the 1800s through the mid-1900s, gators were often hunted for their skins, which were used in making …

5. What Alligators Eat

Breakfast, lunch and dinner? Courtesy of Flickr user ingridtaylar. This is the fifth of 12 Things You Should Know about Alligators and Everglades Wildlife, a free eBook. Alligators are mostly opportunistic predators. They eat whatever is the easiest prey, based on size and availability. Their diet consists primarily of fish, birds, turtles, snakes, frogs, mammals and crème brûlée (we may have …

4. How Fast Can Alligators Run?

Gator out for a stroll. Courtesy of Flickr user Andrea Westmoreland. This is the fourth of 12 Things You Should Know about Alligators and Everglades Wildlife, a free eBook. “If you are ever being chased on land by an alligator, you should run in a zig-zag pattern.” Have you heard that myth before? Actually, the chances of you being chased by …

3. How Big Are Alligators?

Gator toes. Courtesy of Flickr user Tim Pearce. This is the third of 12 Things You Should Know about Alligators and Everglades Wildlife, a free eBook. So, just how big are alligators? According to the Everglades National Park website, the largest alligator ever recorded in Florida was 17 feet 5 inches long. The largest alligator ever recorded anywhere was found in …

2. What’s the Difference between Alligators and Crocodiles?

Left: Alligator, courtesy Norbert Nagel. Right: Crocodile, courtesy Flickr user Tambako the Jaguar. This is the second of 12 Things You Should Know about Alligators and Everglades Wildlife, a free eBook. Alligators are often confused with their close cousins, the crocodiles. The confusion is understandable, since all alligators are crocodilians, but not all crocodilians are alligators! (All squares are rectangles, but not …

1. What Is an Alligator?

This is the first of 12 Things You Should Know about Alligators and Everglades Wildlife, a free eBook. Before we dive into all of the fun and interesting facts about alligators, we thought we should begin by describing exactly what these amazing creatures are. An alligator is a reptile in the Alligator genus. The genus is part of a larger order …

12 Things to Experience on an Everglades Airboat Tour

Whether you live in Florida or you’re just visiting the sunshine state, you must add an exciting airboat ride through the Everglades to your bucket list. Captain Jack decided to add a list of his favorite things into one convenient eBook called 12 Things to Experience on an Everglades Airboat Tour, which has covered everything from the different native wild …

12: Environmental Impact – The Everglades Restoration Project

This is the twelfth installment of 12 Things to Experience on an Everglades Airboat Tour which can also be downloaded as a free eBook. Because of its unique landscape, and the plant and animal species native only to this region, the Everglades remains the only wetland of its kind on the continent. Although the natural resources in the Everglades have …