Gators in the Duckweed!
September 27, 2012 8 Comments
The American alligator is the largest reptile in North America. Florida and Louisiana each have over one million gators in the wild! Alligators can live up to 100 years old and reach up to 19 feet long. Older gators tend to have taller ridges (scutes) on their backs and wider snouts. Gators love to hide in duckweed-covered ponds. Florida Native Indians reportedly made duckweed soup as a stomach remedy. These days duckweed is being considered for use as a biofuel.