connectVideoAlligators and dinosaurs have more in common than we think
Crocodiles and dinosaurs are found for both the ability to hear, according to a study published in the Journal of Neuroscience.
As the weather gets warmer, alligators are likely to come out in full force for breeding season in the coastal South. Only this month, alligators have seen knocking on the windows, disrupting the flow of golf tournaments and the crossing of busy streets.
Apart from roaming further out of the water in the search for partners, alligators also bellows — a prehistoric sound that was caught on video at a Florida zoo last week.
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In a video posted on Facebook of the Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens in Naples, Fla., three alligators can be seen bobbing in the water, making loud growling or roaring sounds.
A person in the neighborhood can be heard by comparing the sound to the dinosaurs.
“It sounds like something out of Jurassic Park,” the person is heard saying.
According to the zoo is the title of the video, alligators below the year, but they do it more often during the mating season.
“Alligators also can below to communicate size to one another,” zoo said. “While both males and females bellow, males can reach a lower frequency, causing the water to ‘dance’ on their back, as you can see here with the gator in the middle!”
A commentator wrote: “but Good that they are in the zoo and not in my garden!”
Another person said: “For me, that sound means,” I’m going to est (sic) your life when you are near me!'”
Someone else made jokes about snoring, saying: “From what I hear, this is me sleeping.”
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According to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC), alligators begin to court in the beginning of April and mate in May or June.
Apart from roaming further from their lagoons, warmer temperatures also speed of alligators’ metabolism, making them more active and aggressive as they hunt for prey and to mate.
The FWC advises not to swim during the twilight or dawn — an alligator the most active hours — the keeping of animals on a leash and away from the water and keep a safe distance when they come in contact with the large creature.
Fox News’ Allie Raffa contributed to this report.