What are the differences between alligators and crocodiles?

Alligators and crocodiles are large reptiles. The largest crocodiles can reach 7 metres long! Alligators are smaller but still larger than lizards. Alligators and crocodiles usually live in shallow water in warm places.

Both of these reptiles are covered in tough, scaly skin. They have long snouts with many sharp teeth. Their jaws are very strong.

Alligators and crocodiles have a long tail plat pushes them through the water. Their webbed feet help them steer. Their eyes and nostrils are on top of their head. This lets them hide just under the water. An animal that gets too close will be dragged down into the water and eaten.

Both alligators and crocodiles usually eat birds, fish, and turtles, which they swallow whole. Crocodiles sometimes eat large animals, such as wildebeests. Crocodiles and alligators have both attacked and killed people. But attacks on people are rare.

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