Halloween is the best time to dress up in scary costumes for humans. But for some animals, they don’t need a holiday to terrorize the world with their appearance or with their predatory ways. In his book, Overcoming Animal & Insect Phobias: How to Conquer Fear of Dogs, Snakes, Rodents, Bees, Spiders & More, anxiety expert Dr. Martin Antony claims that six percent of Americans have an animal phobia.
American alligators can be found almost everywhere in southeastern United States and just recently, even strolling across a Florida golf course. Here are some six interesting facts about this gator.
Gender of many reptiles, including crocodilians and turtles, is largely determined by the temperature in which eggs incubate. When taking a closer look at the molecular mechanisms behind this phenomena known as temperature-dependent sex determination, researchers discovered a thermosentive protein inside the egg plays a key role.