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    American Alligator posing with slider turtles: Gators are large crocodilian reptile endemic to the Southeastern United States.The American alligator inhabits freshwater wetlands, such as marshes and cypress swamps from Texas to North Carolina. It is distinguished from the sympatric American crocodile by its broader snout, with overlapping jaws and darker coloration, and is less tolerant of seawater but more tolerant of colder climates. Photo taken at Houston's Downtown Aquarium