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Little-Known Trivia About The 10 Largest U.S. National Parks

10. Everglades

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.

Alligators

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  • 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

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

Different snouts of crocodiles and alligators.

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