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U.S. States with Alligators

Try to name the 10 U.S. states with confirmed, native populations of American alligators.
According to this map.
Quiz by AlmostAGenius
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Last updated: July 26, 2022
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First submittedJuly 26, 2022
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State
Alabama
Arkansas
Florida
Georgia
Louisiana
State
Mississippi
North Carolina
Oklahoma
South Carolina
Texas
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Level 73
Sep 11, 2022
If you’re interested in trying some tougher quizzes that have absolutely nothing to do with alligators, try my Largest Cities that Contain a Letter series which will almost certainly have some cites you’ve never heard of in your life.
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Level 73
Jul 26, 2022
Oh wow… I can’t believe this got featured. This is my first ever feature. Thanks Quizmaster. Please let me know if you have any comments or suggestions.
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Level 86
Jul 26, 2022
Congrats!
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Level 73
Jul 26, 2022
Thanks!
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Level ∞
Jul 27, 2022
We almost never feature quizzes from new users. But you had an idea that was simple, fun, and well-sourced. Kudos to you!
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Level 73
Jul 27, 2022
Well thank you so much. I guess it pays to watch how quizzes are formatted and sourced.
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Level 73
Jul 26, 2022
If anyone here is interested in alligators and happens to be in the Houston area, I highly recommend visiting Brazos Bend State Park. It’s an awesome place. Right now we’re in a pretty big drought and the lakes are pretty much empty, so you can see the alligators everywhere.
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Level 73
Jul 27, 2022
Another fun fact: there’s actually only one natural lake in the state of Texas, but there are thousands of man made lakes that are infested with alligators now. This begs the question, where did all of the alligators that are here now come from?
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Level 84
Jul 27, 2022
Alligators in Oklahoma . . . huh.
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Level 87
Jul 27, 2022
Right?
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Level 83
Jul 27, 2022
I'd guess they're concentrated in the Red River basin, and maybe some nearby lakes.
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Level 73
Jul 27, 2022
Yep. That’s exactly where they all are.
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Level 89
Jul 28, 2022
You've never seen the musical, Oklahoma? "O-Oklahoma, where the gators come sweeping down the plain!"
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Level 67
Sep 14, 2022
I'm shocked as you are.
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Level 87
Jul 27, 2022
I would like to know what percent of the US population lives in each state. Probably 85% Florida and 1-2% for all the rest.
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Level 89
Jul 27, 2022
Per the source I found, the most - 2 million - are actually in Louisiana with Florida second at 1.3 million.

3. Texas 400-500k

4. Georgia 200-250k

5. South Carolina 100k

6. Alabama 70k

7. Mississippi 32-38k

8. Arkansas 2-3k

9. North Carolina 1k

10. Oklahoma 100-200.

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Level 76
Jul 27, 2022
I think Florida just gets the crown of Gator Capitol because people built communities where the gators live and so we see the interactions. In Louisiana, there are hundreds of miles of swamp land where NOBODY is living so the gators can live peacefully.
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Level 83
Jul 27, 2022
It's true that we have a lot of swampy areas here, but it's not like it's the Everglades. I'm in a pretty populated area of New Orleans and there's still alligators pretty much anywhere there's water. If Florida gets the crown for interactions, it's probably just due to how much more populated Florida is than Louisiana.
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Level 73
Jul 27, 2022
I actually wanted to add approximate numbers to the quiz and I found this same source, but I don’t necessarily trust the numbers so I just went with the map.
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Level ∞
Jul 27, 2022
Fun fact. If you are in Florida, you are never more than 100 feet away from a gator. You might not see the gator, but rest assured the gator will see you!
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Level 48
Sep 13, 2022
So if I am 300 feet up in a high-rise, there is an alligator somewhere inside the building, waiting for an opportunity?
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Level ∞
Sep 13, 2022
Yes. Either that or flying outside.
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Level 76
Jul 27, 2022
Alright hold up...what is going on with these Arkansas and Oklahoma alligators? I'm not real happy with that statistic.
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Level 84
Jul 27, 2022
Fun alligator geography facts:

* The number of countries with alligators is fewer than the number of states with alligators. There are only 2: the U.S. and China (and maaaaybe Mexico, but the Wikipedia line that claimed this lacked a citation, and I was unable to find a confirming source on Google, though I'll admit I didn't spend that long trying).

* There is only one place in the world where alligators and crocodiles coexist: Southern Florida

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Level 83
Jul 27, 2022
I like these fun facts! I also believe that the American crocodile is much more "laid back" than other species of crocodiles, similar to the American alligator in terms of behavior.
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Level 85
Aug 1, 2022
Tastes like chicken.
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Level 73
Aug 1, 2022
Yeah, I’ve tried it. It’s not quite as good as you’d think for all people down here rave about it.
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Level 83
Aug 29, 2022
I've also tried it and it's not exactly my thing. It's not bad, but it's better off used as a novelty parish/county fair type of thing. Gator on a stick? Make it two. Going out to dinner? Make it something else.
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Level 55
Sep 13, 2022
This is a life lesson--alligator as allegory.
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Level 71
Sep 13, 2022
Interesting quiz, and one that is fun to "deduce". I know Florida has alligators from all the America shows I watched in the UK as a child, and then it was just a matter of typing out neighbouring states and expanding outward. Cool.
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Level 55
Sep 13, 2022
I knew all of these states did except for Oklahoma. I thought it was too inland and dry
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Level 43
Sep 13, 2022
Nice, easier than I thought!!
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Level 71
Sep 13, 2022
Congrats on your first feature! :)
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Level 73
Sep 13, 2022
Thank you!
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Level 56
Sep 13, 2022
Fun quiz!
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Level 71
Sep 14, 2022
Had they not been in alphabetical order I would never have got Arkansas and Oklahoma. Started with Florida and just went along the coastline from there.