The Everglades in South Florida is the only place where both crocodiles and alligators coexist.
While to the untrained eye crocodiles and alligators look similar, there’s a few key differences between the two species.
- are more numerous than crocodiles in Florida
- have a broad snout (compared to the skinner crocodile snout)
- are usually found in freshwater
- have darker skin than crocodiles
- look like a lizard
- have a long, muscular tail
- have four short legs with five toes on the front feet and four on the back feet
- have a narrow snout shaped like a triangle
- are usually found in saltwater