You can go ahead and add this sound to the list of things you hopefully never hear.
Or maybe you are into close encounters with alligators and you wouldn’t mind to witness the low bellow of an American Alligator. It seems a little niche if you do find yourself in that category, but more power to you I guess…
This footage, which is shared by the Everglades National Park, is truly remarkable. The fact that it was captured on video is pretty impressive too, just because I’m assuming that alligators don’t go around and do this all day long.
The sound that the gator lets out in this clip is admittedly a little scary. If you hadn’t ever seen the video and you closed your eyes and listened to this, what would you think it was? For me, I think it sounds like any of these things below:
-An old car stalling
-A Grizzly Bear with a stomach ache
-A four wheeler with a partially blocked muffler (I really like this option)
And it’s crazy that the power of the deep growl from the gator actually send out ripples in the water due to the vibrations emitting from its body. I’m not sure I’ve ever seen anything like it actually, and the Everglades National Park provided some interesting fun facts about the alligator and how it produces that noise:
“An American Alligator floats in a lake with its head and tail out of the water, puffing up and letting out a deep roar that vibrates the water surface.
Did you know the American Alligator has no vocal cords but it can produce a wide range of sounds? Male alligators bellow loudly to warn off other males and attract mates. They do this by sucking air into their lungs and blowing it out in a deep roar.”
Take a look:
Have you heard? It's World Listening Day, and Everglades National Park has some truly incredible sounds. Turn up the volume and take a listening break!