How Fast Can Alligators Run on Land?

By Staff WriterLast Updated Mar 27, 2020 6:18:29 AM ET
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According to the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, alligators can run up to 35 mph on land. Although these animals are frighteningly quick runners, they are only able achieve these speeds in short bursts and maintain it for only very short distances.

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