The World

In the 1960’s, the American alligator was almost extinct in Florida. Since then, the state’s conservation efforts have helped the alligator population bounce back. Over the same period, the number of humans in Florida has skyrocketed. And as Alexis Muellner discovered, when the two groups cross paths, it’s not always a pleasant encounter.

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