This is an American alligator. American alligators live mostly in swamps and lakes in the Southeastern United States. For example these alligators can be found in Alabama, Arkansas, North Carolina, South Carolina, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, Oklahoma, Texas, and in Mexico. Alligators are carnivores. A carnivore is an animal that eats other animals. Alligators eat many different animals. For example, alligators like to eat turtles, snakes, fish, birds, otters, and muskrats. If the animals are small enough, the alligators will swallow them whole. Alligators will drag larger animals underwater to drown them. Alligators then use their teeth to rip apart the meat of the other animal in order to eat it. Click on the picture of the alligator to get a better look at its teeth.