A young hatchling suns on a sunken log in the Okefenokee Swamp. Mothers aggressively guard the nests when until the juveniles begin hunting on their own. American alligators were once threatened from hunting but with protections have recovered although hatchlings are vulnerable to predators.
- MELISSA FARLOW
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- Okefenokee USA_National Geographic magazine_4/1992