Alligator in Big Cypress National Preserve

I found this huge alligator along Loop Road in the Big Cypress National Preserve. Photo by Elizabeth A. VanderPutten, February 2001
Photo by Elizabeth VanderPutten, February 2001

Huge Alligators

The alligators I saw along Loop Drive were larger than any I have seen anywhere else, including the Everglades and zoos.

I can't tell just how long this one is but he is huge!

A guide in the Everglades told me that the largest alligator ever seen in this country was 17 feet long and that was in Georgia.

 I think they should start measuring some of these obviously well fed monsters.