Fast Facts: Alligators – Part I

Welcome to Fast Facts with Reasons for Hope. I’m Carl Kerby, and we’re talking about an animal that’s not only classified as an apex predator but also a movie star!

They’ll eat fish, snails, birds, frogs, and pretty much anything that gets close to them.  They’ve even been observed eating fruit.

Do you know what animal we’re talking about?  That’s right … it’s the alligator!  And while they may look like their cousin the crocodile, the fact is, God designed them to be very different from each other.

For instance, the alligator snout is U-shaped, which hides their bottom teeth when their mouth is closed. On the other hand, the crocodile’s teeth is visible when their mouth is closed, and they have a more V-shaped or pointed snout. 

One more difference is that the crocodile tends to live in saltwater, while the alligator typically stays in freshwater marshes and lakes.

But Carl, you said this animal is a movie star … what’s that all about?  Yes, I did, but our time is up so we’ll talk about that in the next Fast Facts with Reasons for Hope.  Until then, stay bold!

Carl Kerby is the founder of Reasons for Hope and co-creator of the DeBunked apologetic video series. His radio feature, Fast Facts, is heard weekly on VCY America, Saturdays at 9:25 AM Central.

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