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2006-10-03-Wakodahatchee

An Alligator resting with it's mouth open.

I've seen Alligators do this before i.e. just lay there, like forever, with their mouth open.

My guess is that they do this to let the sun and the air kill germs and bacteria in their mouth. But as I said, this is only a guess.

2006 by Peter Schulz