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Crocodile or Alligator - What’s the Difference?

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2. Look at the Snout - What Shape Is it?

If you’re not sure, look at the heads of both reptiles. The crocodile’s snout is V-shaped and rather narrow. The alligator’s snout is U-shaped, wide and long. Its face is much thicker and wider.

Crocodile

Crocodile Crocodile - Photo: Photobac/Shutterstock

Alligator

Alligator Alligator - Photo: Ekaterina Prokovsky/Shutterstock

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