Alligators form holes by using their feet and snouts to clear muck from holes in the limestone bedrock. Water remains in these holes throughout the year except during severe drought conditions. ... Alligators prey on the animals that frequent gator holes in search of refuge, food, and water.Oct 3, 2018
How do alligators poop and pee?
Second, like birds, alligators do not release urine separately from feces. Feces, which comes from the intestine and urine, which is filtered from the blood stream by the kidneys, are commingled in the cloaca.
How do alligators travel from pond to pond?
They can also dig under fences, hold their breath close to an hour, swim through a storm drain from one pond to another,” says Hurd. If you see one on the move, Hurd says let it go as long as it's moving toward a water source and stay a safe distance --15 feet for adults and 25 feet for children.Mar 29, 2017
Do alligators dig tunnels?
As a cold-blooded reptile, alligators undergo dormancy when the weather becomes cold. They are known to dig tunnels 65 feet (20 meters) long to protect themselves from extreme heat and cold.
How do you tell if there is an alligator in your pond?
Telltale Signs Check around the sides of the pond for large indentations in the mud or bank. Also, look for a slide area, stretching from the bank into the pond water. These two easily discernible signs indicate an alligator's presence.Sep 30, 2013