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Do alligators often attack humans?

Many people are under the impression that alligators attack humans all of the time. Although it is true that alligator attacks on humans have occurred from time to time, as a general rule alligators do not typically attack humans unless provoked in some way first. Crocodiles on the other hand are a different story and will attack whatever they see moving with no need to be provoked.

Does alligator have any predators?

The alligator is an apex predator; it has no natural predators on its own. However, young alligators are prey for many animals such as birds, coyotes and adult alligators. In the Everglades , some alligators are preyed upon by the Burmese python , a reptile introduced by accident after some snakes escaped...

Why do alligators attack people?

There are different theories as to why alligators may attack humans. One theory says that an alligator that has become accustomed to being fed by humans loses its natural fear of them and will actively approach them in search of food. Alligators that are not used to interacting with people will normally shy away.

What are the behaviors of an alligator?

Behavior. Large male alligators are solitary, territorial animals. The largest males and females will defend prime territory. Smaller alligators can often be found in large numbers in close proximity to each other, because smaller alligators have a higher tolerance of other alligators within a similar size class.

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