The American alligator is the most common of two crocodilians native to the United States and is one of 22 crocodilian species worldwide.

American Alligator

A member of the crocodile family, the American alligator is a living fossil from the Age of Reptiles, having survived on earth for 200 million years.

Identification of Snakes in Alabama for Forest Workers

As a forest worker in the southeast, you are likely to encounter a variety of wildlife while on the job. in Alabama, you may encounter deer, wild turkeys, rabbits, squirrels, and coyotes. Another species of wildlife that you may encounter in the forest is snakes. The ability to identify snakes while in the forest — venomous, nonvenomous, and endangered snakes — is important for a number of reasons, but primarily to keep you safe on the job.


Snakes range in size from a few inches to more than 8 feet. They cause no property damage, but seeing a snake or its shed skin may frighten some people.

Venomous Snakes of North Carolina

Venomous snakes are part of North Carolina’s diverse fauna, and residents and visitors alike should be aware of the different species they might encounter. In the unlikely event of a bite, accurate identification of the snake responsible helps medical personnel select the most appropriate treatment.

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