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Bellowing Alligator

Alligator Bellowing. La Chua Trail, Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park, Gainesville, Florida. 2013.

About Alligator Mating Calls from Wikipedia: "The breeding season begins in the spring. Although alligators have no vocal cords, males bellow loudly to attract mates and warn off other males during this time by sucking air into their lungs and blowing it out in intermittent, deep-toned roars. Male alligators are also known to use infrasound during their mating behavior. One of their routines is to engage in bellowing at this frequency while their head and tail are above the water. With their midsection very slightly submerged, they cause the surface of the water that is directly over their back to literally "sprinkle" from their infrasound bellowing, in a so-called "water dance".[26] Recently it was discovered that on spring nights alligators gather in large numbers for group courtship, the so-called "alligator dances"."

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