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Alligator

An alligator is a crocodilian in the genus Alligator of the family Alligatoridae.

There are two living alligator species: the American Alligator (Alligator mississippiensis) and the Chinese Alligator (Alligator sinensis).

They are closely related to crocodiles.

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Buzz60 (Sep. 3, 2013) A 723-pound alligator that was caught in Mississippi held the state record for the heaviest alligator ever killed in the state for about an hour. As Patrick Jones (@Patrick_E_Jones) reports, another monster gator was caught that same day, breaking the earlier record by about 4 pounds.
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AP (Sep. 3, 2013) A 727-pound alligator was caught in Claiborne County, Mississippi on Sunday. The gator was confirmed to the largest ever caught in the state. (Sept. 3)
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RAW VIDEO: Acupuncture Helps Ailing Albino Alligator

RAW VIDEO: Acupuncture Helps Ailing Albino Alligator

AP (Aug. 28, 2013) Bino's back was killing him. He was suffering from scoliosis. He couldn't move his legs, two of them anyway, and his tail just wouldn't swish. What's an albino alligator in that sort of health bind to do? Acupuncture, of course.
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Woman Calls 911 to Report Son Keeping Alligator in Bathtub

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Buzz60 (Aug. 21, 2013) A Florida man is under arrest after his mother called 911 to say he was keeping a baby alligator in her bathtub. Gillian Pensavalle (@GillianWithaG) has the photos and the bizarre 911 call.
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