American Alligator
Alligator mississippiensis


DISTRIBUTION: In our region, Alligator mississippiensis occurs only in eastern and southern Texas.

LEGAL STATUS: The Texas Parks & Wildlife Department (TPWD) considers the American alligator to be a game animal and manages it as such. Alligators may be taken only in the proper seasons and proper permits. For more information regarding hunting alligators in the state of Texas, please click on this link; 2021-2022 Seasons and Regulations

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