A few years ago, Alabamians were surprised to find an alligator in their backyard. Although this was a rare event, it does happen from time to time.
These animals are native to the state of Alabama and can be found living in bodies of water or swamps throughout the southeastern United States.
There have been sightings as far north as Tennessee and Kentucky, but they’re typically seen near Florida’s panhandle and southern Georgia.
They live on land or underwater for about one-third of the year before they go into hibernation during winter months where temperatures drop below 50 degrees Fahrenheit (10 Celsius).
Alligators in Alabama?
The American Alligator is generally shy unless provoked by people nearby; however, if threatened at close range then he will quickly snap.