Fast Facts: Alligators – Part V

Welcome to Fast Facts with Reasons for Hope, I’m Carl Kerby, and we’re talking about the alligator.

So, the question we asked last time was, how fast can an alligator run on land? The fastest recorded human speed is right at 28 mph.  That’s pretty fast, but that’s nothing compared to the greyhound, which clocks in at 43 mph, which is almost the same speed as a horse. The Brown Hare can run at speeds around 47 mph, which is very close to the speed of a Thomson’s Gazelle. The lion and the wildebeest come in at 50 mph.

Wow! But that’s nothing compared to the cheetah.  That cat can run at speeds up to 75 mph! 

Wait … what were we talking about?  Oh, yeah, the speed of an alligator … sorry! The fact is, they’re real slow pokes in the animal world. They can only run at speeds of about 11 mph.

There’s even more, though.  Did you know that God designed alligators to stay underwater for a very long time?  Yes, He did, and we’ll talk about that in the next Fast Facts with Reasons for Hope.  Until then, stay bold!

Carl Kerby is the founder of Reasons for Hope and co-creator of the DeBunked apologetic video series. His radio feature, Fast Facts, is heard weekly on VCY America, Saturdays at 9:25 AM Central.

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