PHOTO OF THE DAY: Alligator Lurks in Waterway of NASA’s Kennedy Space Center
By Juan Rodriguez // March 25, 2020
BREVARD COUNTY • KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLORIDA – An alligator lurks in a marshy waterway at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
Kennedy Space Center shares a border with the Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge.
More than 330 native and migratory bird species, 25 mammal, 117 fish and 65 amphibian and reptile species call Kennedy and the wildlife refuge home.
1. How many alligators are on KSC?
Lots. That is as specific an answer as there is. Many of the areas that alligators use are inaccessible, they spend much of their time under the water, and they move from one habitat type to another frequently. All of those factors make them very difficult to count.
2. How big do the alligators get on KSC?
The biggest alligator that has been measured by the KSC Ecological Program is just over 12 feet. Alligators this large are rare.
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