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Prowlers of the Everglades (1953)

Watch as the alligator, the unquestioned apex predator of the Everglades, follows its cycle of life much the same as it did in prehistoric times.

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James Algar

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James Algar
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Travel back in time as a primeval reptile stalks its prey in "the swamp that time forgot." Watch as the alligator, the unquestioned apex predator of the Everglades, follows its cycle of life much the same as it did in prehistoric times. Coy females lead fierce bulls into vicious mating battles, mothers struggle to keep their nests safe from scavenging egg thieves and baby alligators struggle to survive even the short trip from their nest to the dazzling and disorienting world beneath the surface of the water.

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A primeval reptile stalks its prey in "the swamp that time forgot."


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Seventh installment of the True-Life Adventures series of nature documentaries produced by Walt Disney. See more »

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A Close Look At The American Alligator
2 December 2001 | by Ron OliverSee all my reviews

A Walt Disney TRUE-LIFE ADVENTURE Short Subject.

Florida's great water lands may look placid, but an implacable menace lurks just below the surface. The PROWLERS OF THE EVERGLADES - the alligator - is revealed in this fascinating little film as the dominate life-force in its ecosystem. Highlight: the exhilarating escapades of the otters.

`This is one of a series of TRUE-LIFE ADVENTURES presenting strange facts about the world we live in. In the making of these films, nature is the dramatist. There are no fictitious situations or characters.' Winston Hibler is the narrator.


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23 July 1953 (USA) See more »

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Mono (RCA Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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