These Are The Largest Reptiles Still Living in the U.S.

reaching up to 20 feet long and weighing around 2,200 pounds, is the largest living reptile. Although primarily found in Southeast Asia and Northern Australia, some can be found in southern Florida.

Saltwater Crocodile

typically grows up to 14 feet, though some reports suggest they can reach 20 feet and weigh up to 2,000 pounds. Inhabiting coastal areas, estuaries, and rivers in the Southeastern U.S.

American Crocodile

averages 8 to 11 feet, with some individuals growing up to 16 feet and the heaviest weighing nearly 1,000 pounds. Found in freshwater environments like slow-moving rivers, marshes, swamps, and lakes

 American Alligator

is the largest turtle species, averaging 5 to 7 feet in length and weighing between 750 and 1,000 pounds. Residing in U.S. waters of the Northwest Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, they nest in areas like Florida, the U.S.

Leatherback Sea Turtle

is the largest snake in the U.S., reaching up to 8.5 feet and recognizable by their smooth, glossy black scales with red or cream accents near the cheeks and throat. Native to the Southeastern United States, they are found in Florida, Georgia, Alabama

Eastern Indigo Snake

measures between 2.5 and 3.5 feet long, typically weighing 200 to 300 pounds, with some reaching over 1,000 pounds. As the most abundant nesting sea turtle species in the U.S., they are predominantly found along the Atlantic coast and the Gulf of Mexico

Loggerhead Sea Turtle

can grow up to 2.5 feet in shell length and weigh up to 175 pounds, known for their powerful jaws and distinctive ridged shells. Inhabiting freshwater rivers, lakes, and swamps in the Southeastern United States

Alligator Snapping Turtle