Introduction: Alligators are by far the largest and most powerful reptile in North America. Its tail is accountable for half the length of an alligator and is used to make them move very fast through water. However, when the alligator is on land, it can only move fast for short distances. It generally moves very slow, if at all. Alligators live in warmer climates as they are unable to survive in cooler/cold climates and their diet consists of fish, birds, turtles, other mammals, and reptiles. Alligators live in fresh water such as lakes, ponds, marshes, rivers, swamps, and wetlands. Larger alligators tend to have their own territories, while younger/smaller alligators will stay group together. They breed every spring in the Mid-April to May time frame and the female handles the incubation and stays with them while they are young as the males will eat their young.