Tuesday, November 11, 2008
Feed The Alligator
Alligator's have broader snouts and stouter bodies than crocodiles. Reptiles are intimidating when they are as large as an alligator. Mammals usually have all other classes of animals beat in terms of biomass of an individual. So while a lion or a rhino can seem large and intimidating they're mammals and we can relate to them on the mammal level. Alligators and other large reptiles are even more alien than say a gorilla. And what we don't understand we fear! Oh yeah and alligators inhabit swamps. Which is probably the most uncomfortable environment for humans to encounter.