ALLIGATORS all AROUND Links, facts, crafts & also alligator titles in story & song.
“…alligator mamas float babies on their backs…”
from SHE SANG PROMISE: The Story of Betty Mae Jumper, Seminole Tribal Leader. One of the many amazing aspects of Betty Mae Jumper’s life is that she wrestled alligators. This is explained in She Sang Promise. For more on her, look here.
An alligator head in 3-D from a university lab.
How many times is in the United States is alligator used in a place name? Use a favorite place name or gazeteer source to learn the answer.
Trick question: What color are alligators?
SOUND BITES: Alligators are one of the few repitiles that make a vocal sound. What is their talk like? Click on AUDIO at the National Geographic link for some gator sound bites.
A word about alligators from NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC KIDS
Another alligator accumulation from FLORIDA experts FWC
GUILLETTE’s GATOR GALLERY
Take a look at the alligator action images snared by Prof. Louis J. Guillette, Jr.
Appropriately, like me, he is a GATOR (University of Florida).
ALLIGATOR MAN, a Cajun song, from YouTube
Alligator titles (books for the younger gator set)
Hooray for Amanda and her Alligator, by MO WILLEMS a portrait of the relationship between a girl and her stuffed alligator.
SWAMP SONG & THREE LITTLE GATORS/ Helen Ketterman
THERE’s AN ALLIGATOR UNDER MY BED / Mercer Mayer
ALLIGATOR TALES/ Miles Smeeton