After all the local swans were eaten by alligators a Florida woman wrote to Queen Elizabeth for assistance. The Queen provided two royal Swans. The swans alive in Lakeland today are their direct descendants.
Alligators have been a long-running problem for NASA, including climbing over their fences and entering buildings over night.
Alligators in Louisiana have learned to balance sticks on their snouts specifically during egret and heron nesting season, when the birds are actively searching for nest materials. This is the first known case of predators using lures based on seasonal prey behavior.
Crocodiles and alligators cannot stick out their tongues.
Alligators can go without food for up to 3 years.