Alligator vs Crocodile fight comparison- who will win?

Who will win the fight between Alligator vs Crocodile?

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Have you ever imagined being bitten by a large animal such as a crocodile? The thought of it is just scary due to its size and physical appearance. Both the alligator and the crocodile appear to be strong and dangerous. It’s high time to know the comparison between Alligator vs Crocodile.

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If you do not know much about animals, it would be difficult for you to differentiate between them. Lets determine what could happen if both animals engaged in a fight. Before we even look at the fight, it is important to understand they physical ability.

Facts about Alligator

In North America, it is one of the largest reptiles. An alligator’s physical appearance seems strong and hard. It has bony plates, an armoured body, and thick scales. Their short legs are also quite powerful thus supporting its weight. It is also worth noting that it has a rounded snout. This animal rarely submerges in water even though it can swim slowly.

One of the most dangerous traits of the alligator is the large number of sharp and strong teeth. The animal has about 80 teeth. To ensure that it remains well adapted to killing prey, its teeth wear out after a short time and are replaced by stronger ones. An alligator can have more than 2000 teeth in its lifetime.

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Males and females have different sizes. Female alligators are about 9 feet long while males can be as long as 14 feet. Alligators are carnivores that feed on mammals, fish, and snakes among other animals. These creatures weigh between 72 to 455kg and can crawl on land. In case of an attack, they can be quite aggressive. Did you know that their eggs hatch into either a male or female alligator depending on the temperature of the surrounding? Males are hatched at 34 degrees calcium while females at 30 degrees Celsius. At times, alligators may feed on wild grapes among other fruits.

Facts about Crocodile

The scientific name of this animal is Crocodylinae. There are crocodiles of different species that are also of various sizes. For example, the African dwarf crocodile is about 6 feet long while the saltwater crocodile can grow up to 20 feet long. These animals also have a leathery skin, bony skin, muscular tails, and broad bodies. Crocodiles can live for up to 100 years. For instance, the lifespan of the Nile crocodile is 70 to 100 years while that of a saltwater crocodile is 70 years.

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The weights and sizes of crocodiles vary with species. For example, the American crocodile weighs between 400 and 500kg, Nile crocodile: 220-550kg, and the saltwater crocodile 400 to 100kg. One important tip that you should keep in mind is to make sure that you run zigzag if you happen to be chased by a crocodile. Running in this manner reduces its chances of attacking you because it is slow.

The teeth of crocodiles are strong, sharp and cone shaped. The teeth are also located on the outer side of their jaws. The heads of crocodiles are pointed and long. Surprisingly, crocodiles grow throughout their lives meaning that the older ones are bigger.

Alligator vs. crocodile fight comparison- who will win?

This is tough to predict because both animals have similar physical traits. Alligators have a wider snout than crocodiles. When it closes its mouth, the teeth of an alligator are hidden unlike those of a crocodile. The success of this fight could be determined by various factors such as habitat and age of the animals involved.

If the fight occurs on land, an alligator may win because it is faster inlands than a crocodile. A fully grown crocodile is more likely to injure an alligator due to its bigger size. A crocodile is generally more aggressive than an alligator meaning that it could easily win the fight.

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22 Replies to “Alligator vs Crocodile fight comparison- who will win?”

  1. I thought crocodile and alligator are same to see, this video is very useful. I can teach my students. They can see the difference and can remember. A very useful one for children.

    1. The video above enlighten more information about crocodiles vs alligator. go and watch the video again to get more insights on alligator and crocodiles.

  2. Such clear video, how do they shoot it? Do they go near it? Do they ever face danger? Like we know about Bear Grill. Pathetic! The animals, they are so big, no wonder animals don’t like to get near them.

    1. Lol, They are just photos captured by experts. Yes, photos are of high resolution and taken nicely from different angels.

      Both crocodile and alligators look the same but they are not the same. By checking the video, you can know the difference between the two.

  3. also don’t know. But this video can be used in school libraries to teach children. There the teeth, the eyes are so clear, and oh the jaw line, I don’t like it now

    1. Most of the people like the alligator vs crocodile video but views are very less on the above video.

      The above video is simple and easy to know the comparison and difference between two giants reptiles.

  4. When I was a kid, I heard that a crocodile is an Alligator or only name is the difference. But now I can clearly see the difference as it is shown

    1. Yes, people consider them the same but they are actually two different species of reptiles.

      Even Ghariyal and Caiman is another species which looks same like crocodile and alligator.

  5. Do they really have this big scattered teeth? Can anyone tell me, if they ever brush their teeth? Oh! What am I goanna say to my kids! (psssst don’t tell my kids!).

    1. hahahah, Very funny.

      They usually feed on animals, they do not need to brush their teeth. They are not even teeth, they are a sharp knife.

      The size of alligator and crocodile teeth itself says it all.

  6. We talk about crocodiles more than alligators! But alligators are blunt faced and look, the crocodile has teeth falling out of its mouth!

    1. It depends on country to country.

      Both crocodile and alligator habitat is different. so, there is some appearance difference between them, which is too difficult to recognize.

      I will personally go with crocodile, I guess crocodile can win the fight with an alligator.

  7. Alligators live on fresh water in China and in USA, and the crocodile is all-around the world? I thought alligators are reptiles, that crawl on land and crocodiles swim in salty water. Thanks for the correct information.

  8. Look the teeth of the alligator, it is hidden and the tongue looks so rough and thick. Hi Mr. Alligator, it is better if you keep your mouth shut! With your wide open like the hippopotamus, you still aren’t pretty!

  9. I wonder, how the cameramen goes underwater to take picture. How much risk do they take? For money or for passion? Life is what to them? The crocodile is not a pet animal, so? Is that how they live their life?

    1. They risk their life just for capturing beautiful photos by going close to them.

      some people have a passion for their work. so, they risk their lives.

      It is due to the high-resolution pictures that we could able to distinguish between them.

  10. Look at the crocodile, it looks so aggressive, seems like, it is going to eat up, the thing it puts eye on. What a mess! In my life, the whole time I thought alligator are crocodiles, which means both are same only size is the age difference.

  11. Ha ha ha, so now it is clear. Both of them are different. Alligators are from fresh water and are shorter than crocodiles, and alligators have got a U shaped snout, while crocodiles have a sharp snout.

    1. Yes, you mention it right. I hope above alligator vs crocodile comparison will help you get more information about them.

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