People often confuse alligators with crocodiles. We can’t blame them! They really are very closely related. Alligators are large reptiles and members of the order Crocodylia.
According to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC), An alligator is distinguished by its wide, rounded snout and black color. When an alligator rests with its jaws closed, only its upper teeth are visible. Crocodiles, on the other hand, have narrow, pointed snouts, a grey-green color and both upper and lower teeth visible when the animal’s mouth is closed.
Here are more gator facts. Remember these, so we can try to spot them when we do our alligator tours!