What Do Alligators Eat?

What Do Alligators Eat?

What Do Alligators Eat?

Alligators eat depending on their size and age. They are primarily carnivores, but investigations of dead alligators have shown that they do eat berries, citrus fruits, and grapes that are in their natural habitat!

When an alligator is approaching adolescence, he or she will hunt larger fish, small mammals, and turtles all located near the water. Sometimes the alligators even catch birds.

Adult alligators prey on just about any aquatic animal or animal that comes near the water. Typically, alligators don’t target prey that are larger than they are. Of course, if they are given the opportunity, they might target larger prey. The adult alligator usually goes after musk rats, racoons, and nutrias.

Do you want to see these alligators and their prey in their natural habitat? Here at Everglades Holiday Park, we offer the best Everglades tour in South Florida that gets you up close to alligators in their natural environment. If you get really lucky, you may see an alligator trying to catch some prey, although they are usually spotted sunbathing and being lazy on the banks of the Everglades. Our Everglades airboat ride is a 60-minute thrilling experience for people of all ages! You’ll get up close and personal with alligators in their natural habitat- safely, of course.

After your airboat ride, don’t forget to check out our thrilling alligator show in our newly rebuilt stadium style pit. See the Gator Boys Alligator Rescue team perform daring tricks while you learn how the rescue team saves alligators that are found astray.

Tickets for the best airboat tour in Florida can be purchased online!

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