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American Alligator

Alligator mississippiensis

ML163792


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George B. Reynard
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Susina Plantation, near Sherwood and Birdsong Plantations
Grady, Georgia, United States
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Latitude and Longitude 30.6, -84.1667 Map

Age and Sex
Unknown – 1
Sounds
Call
Behaviors
Breeding
Tags
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Playback
Not Used

Comments

Habitat: Fresh water pond with water lilies, grasses and sedges. Recordists note: "This animal had been a 'pet', people swimming with it, etc. Unknown age, probably some 15 years or more. It remains in this pond - some 200' across - animal probably 10' long. Residents feed it bread, meat, dead chicken from nearby chicken farm, etc. - throwing food on a cleared area of the sloping bank. Animal then comes up to feed, roaring before or after. also can be made to roar by driving Jeep to near water edge - animal responds to periodic gunning of motor - which may shake ground and vibrate water - this system is almost certain to result in roaring response - any time of year. " Mr. and Mrs. E.V. Komarek are also listed as recordists.

Background Species

Northern Mockingbird - Mimus polyglottos

Technical Information

Recorder
UHER 1000
Microphone
Sennheiser MKH 104
Accessories

Archival Information

Cataloged
25 Oct 2012 by Brad Walker
Digitized
25 Oct 2012 by Brad Walker
Edited

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