Details: This poster is of a photo of an American Alligator and its baby, taken by Tom & Pat Lesson. It shows a baby alligator sitting on the head of its parent.
The American Alligator, Alligator mississippiensis, (known colloquially as simply gator) is one of the two living species of Alligator, a genus within the family Alligatoridae. The American Alligator is native only to the Southeastern United States, where it inhabits wetlands that frequently overlap with human-populated areas. It is larger than the other extant alligator species, the Chinese Alligator. The American Alligator has a large, slightly rounded body, with thick limbs, a broad head, and a very powerful tail. The tail, which accounts for half of the alligator's total length, is primarily used for aquatic propulsion. The tail can also be used as a weapon of defense when an alligator feels threatened.