Video: Alligator Babies Use Mom's Jaws as Cradle

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May 10, 2006—When you imagine alligators in the wild, you don't generally think of a mother's tender loving care. But this video may be enough to make you think again.

See how a mother alligator in Florida's Everglades protects her newborn hatchlings by carrying them to safety in her otherwise deadly jaws—and learn what dangers the babies face, including some that Mom just can't defend them from.

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