Alligator mississippiensisCypress Island Preserve supports many alligators, including in some of the largest in Louisiana. While visiting the preserve between March and October, you may see alligators up to 10-15 feet long along the western edge of Lake Martin. Alligators feed on a wide variety of animals, such as fish, birds, turtles, frogs, snakes, and nutria. Courtship and mating occur in April and May. Nest building and egg laying occur from late May through early July. About 40 eggs are laid in a large nest made from vegetation and mud. Heat from the rotting vegetation incubates the eggs. In August and September, the young hatch and seek cover along the water's edge. Baby alligators are about 9 inches long and are protected by the mother through the first winter. The alligator is one of the few reptile species that cares for its young.
|Placed By||The Nature Conservancy of Louisiana|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Thursday, March 1st, 2018 at 1:01am PST -08:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||15R E 605914 N 3341820|
|Decimal Degrees||30.20326667, -91.89963333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 30° 12.196', W 91° 53.978'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||30° 12' 11.76" N, 91° 53' 58.68" W|
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|Area Code(s)||318, 337|
|Which side of the road?||Marker is on the right when traveling West|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 1000 Rookery Rd, Breaux Bridge LA 70517, US|
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