Slightly smaller than its cousin, the Saltwater crocodile, the Alligator is a potentially dangerous foe. You may want to assign a dog (preferrably a war dog) to your valuable foragers and woodcutters if one appears on your map.
In adventure mode, a novice adventurer can usually kill one as long as they don't grab you. They are very effective wrestlers.
[CREATURE:ALLIGATOR] [NAME:alligator:alligators:alligator] [TILE:'A'][COLOR:2:0:0] [MODVALUE:4] [LARGE_PREDATOR] [LARGE_ROAMING][DIFFICULTY:2] [AMPHIBIOUS] [GENPOWER:3] [PETVALUE:650] [GRASSTRAMPLE:20] [CARNIVORE][NATURAL][PET_EXOTIC][MOUNT_EXOTIC] [PREFSTRING:strength] [BODY:QUADRUPED:TAIL:2EYES:NOSE:2LUNGS:HEART:GUTS:ORGANS:THROAT:NECK:SPINE:BRAIN:MOUTH] [SIZE:9] [MAXAGE:60:100] [ATTACK:MAIN:BYTYPE:MOUTH:bite:bites:1:6:GORE][ATTACKFLAG_CANLATCH] [CHILD:1][CHILDNAME:alligator hatchling:alligator hatchlings] [FAT:4] [ALL_ACTIVE] [BIOME:SWAMP_TEMPERATE_FRESHWATER] [BIOME:MARSH_TEMPERATE_FRESHWATER] [BIOME:SWAMP_TROPICAL_FRESHWATER] [BIOME:MARSH_TROPICAL_FRESHWATER] [BIOME:RIVER_TEMPERATE_FRESHWATER] [BIOME:RIVER_TROPICAL_FRESHWATER] [BIOME:RIVER_TEMPERATE_BRACKISHWATER] [BIOME:RIVER_TROPICAL_BRACKISHWATER] [STANDARD_FLESH] [SWIMS_INNATE][SWIM_SPEED:2500] [MUNDANE]