alligators

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 letter-perfect Alligator CRAFT. Thank you No Time for Flash cards by way of MS. HEGNA’s STORYROOM.

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).

http://people.biology.ufl.edu/ljg/Wildlife%20Photos%20pdfs/Gator%20Photos%20web%2009.pdf

www.people.biology.ufl.edu.ljg/

ALLIGATOR MAN, a Cajun song, from  YouTube

More ALLIGATOR crafts are here and also try, here.

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

ALLIGATORS ALL AROUND/ Maurice Sendak

ALLIGATOR TALES/ Miles Smeeton

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