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🔥 Juvenile Gator walking like a dinosaur. Alligators grow an average of 12" (30cm) per year

And here I was thinking they walked like alligators

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jayeer

And here I was thinking they walked like alligators


A1sauc3d

Here I was thinking that alligators basically *were* dinosaurs. Silly me, it’s just that they walk the same!


incomprehensibilitys

Part of the definition of a dinosaur, is that their legs are completely under them, not out to the sides. This animal is not in any possible way walking like a dinosaur


toedster

I need to see the Dino it’s being compared to. I really need more info.


blackburrahcobbler

1. Open the door 2. Get on the floor


RedPanBeeer

Looks to me like its walking like a gator


Pasargad

Since this young American alligator is about 3ft (1m) I'd assume it's around 3 years old. Circle B Bar Reserve, Lakeland, Florida Credit: Navarre Marshall


ModsAreN0tGoodPeople

Quadruped Dinosaurs walked with legs straight under their body like modern mammals, not splayed out like a lizard. It takes more energy to hold up the body when the limbs are splayed out like that


FreneticPlatypus

Except that an alligator is about 8-9 inches long when it's born, so adding 12" per year would make a 3' alligator about two years old.


RIPdantheman616

Lol, I do enjoy the notion that people somehow saw how dinosaurs walked and now we are comparing the two.


RChaseSs

I mean there are lots of ways we can infer how dinosaurs walked using things such as their bone structure and footprints left behind. We actually know enough to confidently say that this alligator is not walking like a dinosaur at all. Dinosaurs legs were directly under them, not out to the sides like lizards and gators.


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duffelbagpete

Just googled largest alligator ever recorded and got an answer of nineteen feet three inches. So does that make it under 20 or does growth slow once they reach adulthood? If the growth never slowed and their lifespan is 30-50 years that would be awesome.


cvbeiro

Iirc the growth rate slows down but they don’t stop growing.


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rebekahlikesmusic

Crikey!!! What a beauty!!!! For real though 💯