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Alligator gar restored to Bootheel conservation areas

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Alligator Snapping Turtle

Macrochelys temminckii
In Missouri, alligator snapping turtles are protected, and it is illegal to harvest them.

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Alligator Snapping Turtle

Video of alligator snapping turtles in the wild.

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Allred Lake

Allred Lake

Allred Lake is an example of what settlers to "swampeast" Missouri would have viewed.

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Illustration of American beech leaves and nuts.

American Beech

Fagus grandifolia
Limited in our state to well-drained, sandy soils in southeast Missouri, American beech is an impressive tree that has provided Americans with wood for a variety of uses, from furniture to toys to fuel to beer barrels!

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American Eel

Anguilla rostrata
The American eel is considered an uncommon catch by Missouri sport anglers. This species is known to take natural baits and rarely takes artificial baits.

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