Alligators!

Alligators! (HM26EA)

Location: Saint Martinville, LA 70582 Iberia Parish
Country: United States of America

N 30° 3.585', W 91° 36.584'

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Beware: Wild and Dangerous

Alligators have been around since the age of the dinosaurs. Found only in the southeastern United States, American alligators inhabit freshwater lakes, ponds, rivers, marshes, swamps, and bayous. Oftentimes you may only see their eyes, heads or mouths protruding from the water's surface.Adult alligators have virtually no predators, except man. As our population continues to increase and more of our remaining natural areas are developed, our challenge is to remember that we share this land with wildlife. Alligators are a natural part of Louisiana native habitat. By observing them from a respectful distance, man and alligator can continue to peacefully coexist.Alligator's feed mainly on fish, turtles, snakes , birds and small mammals. Nests are built from mounds of decaying vegetation up to 3 feet high and several feet across. In the center of the nest, females lay 30-50 hard-shelled, 2-3 inch long eggs, which hatch in about 65 days. If the eggs and young do not fall prey to raccoons, skunks, and other predators, young alligators will stay together in a group or "pod" for the first year or more.
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HM NumberHM26EA
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Date Added Thursday, March 29th, 2018 at 10:01am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)15R E 634014 N 3326220
Decimal Degrees30.05975000, -91.60973333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 30° 3.585', W 91° 36.584'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds30° 3' 35.1" N, 91° 36' 35.04" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)337
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Trail C, Saint Martinville LA 70582, US
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