American Alligators

This post is for my friend, and classmate Trevor.

Did you know that 40 years ago American Alligators were almost extinct? People kept using their skin for shoes, purses, hats, and belts.  Even though they used to be on the endangered species list, there are now over a million American Alligators today.

Alligators are reptiles like snakes and turtles. They lay eggs.  To protect the nest the female guards the nest from other creatures. When the eggs hatch the babies make noise so the mom hears them. When she hears them, she scurries up the nest and carries her babies in her mouth until she reaches the water.