Alligators and crocodiles are in the same reptile subgroup. They mostly live in tropical or semitropical regions. Alligators are mostly found in the southern United States and the crocodiles in Africa, India, South America, and southern United States. They are among the largest reptiles. Their bodies are covered with scales and they have webbed toes. They live in swamps and along the banks of rivers.
The crocodile spends more time in the water than the alligator. The crocodile has a narrower, more triangular head and a pointer snout. The crocodile is grayish-green in its color. The crocodile is more active than the alligator.
The alligator is brownish in color and moves more slowly than the crocodile.
Both the alligator and crocodile eat fish and nearby land animals. They can also attack man.
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