Alligator has a long armored body with thick scales or bony plates called osteoderms or scutes, When the alligator slips under the water, its nostrils

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Alligator has a long armored body with thick scales or bony plates called osteoderms or scutes.When the alligator slips under the water, its nostrils and ears close up and a membrane covers its eyes.