Alligators – Skin Shedding Habits

All reptiles shed their skin in some way shape or form.  While snakes often shed all of their skin off at once and lizards will shed in patches as they grow, Alligators and Crocodile skin is scaly and often will come off in individual scales instead.  So, while alligators shed their skin like other animals do, their “molting” is much different than other reptiles.  Just like most animals including Mammals, a healthy alligator will continue to shed its scales regularly, rubbing up against trees and rocks to rub off the dead skin. As Alligator shed their scales, newer, larger,...

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