With the alligator and crocodile similar in appearances, they usually share the same meaning when you dream about them. Alligators and crocodiles in the dream symbolize treachery, deceit, and hidden instincts.
To observe a resting crocodile within the water, it may be a signal for you to take on a new perspective on a situation.
To see a moving crocodile in and out of the water, the dream represents your ability to move between the physical, material world of waking life and the emotional, repressed world of the subconscious. If you are swimming with alligators or crocodiles and unaware of it in the dream, it suggests that you need to be observant about the nearby lurking dangers. If you intentionally swim with the animals, then it means that you are aware of your own negative thoughts.
When you know that there is an alligator or crocodile hidden inside the water, waiting for you to let your guard down. It reflects a warning in the waking life, you may have a competitor who is watching your every move, and they will take you down when they have the chance.
Below are some of the other common dream interpretations regarding alligators or crocodiles.
Dream About Crocodile or Alligator Attack
The alligator is symbolic of someone who is ruthless, insensitive and treacherous. If the alligator in the dream is biting and holding you still, it suggests that this person has a strong hold on you despite your efforts to break free from the unhealthy relationship.
When you are injured from a croc or gator attack, consider checking out body dream interpretations to figure out the meaning associated with the injury. For example, a crocodile attacking your legs suggest that the aggressive behavior is throwing off your balance of life.
Dreaming about alligator or crocodile crushing you under its weight, suggest that you feel violated or taken advantage of in some way.
Dream About Defending Against Alligators or Crocodiles
Dreaming about a alligator or crocodile chasing you, suggest that destructive emotions from the past is catching up to you. Perhaps you have been trying to ignore the hidden dangers of those emotions.
When you run away while being chased by the alligator, it indicates that you do not want to confront your subconscious because they may be painful or disturbing.
To catch the crocodile or alligator as a pet, suggest you have now reign in and control your negative thoughts, to kill it with a gun means putting an end to those thoughts. When you are fighting or wrestling versus the alligator or crocodile, it suggests that you need masculine power to achieve your goals.
To capture an alligator and letting it go back to the wild in the dream, suggest that you let your enemies live or go in waking life. The enemy may turn back and bite you in the future.
Dream About Eating Alligator or Crocodile
When you consume the beat of alligator or crocodile in the dream, it reflects the healing powers and qualities that they possess. You are beginning to heal yourself from the treacherous and vicious attacks.
Dream About Wearing an Gator Skin Jacket or Clothing
If you dream that you have crocodile or alligator skin, or if you are wearing clothing made with the skins. It indicates that you are thick-skinned or insensitive.
Dream About Different Alligator or Crocodile
Seeing a dead alligator can suggest that you have defeated the potential enemies hidden in the dark swamp.
White Albino Alligator:
Indicates spiritual transcendence with the pure primal energy. Perhaps you are ready to take on a higher calling in your life.
Baby Crocodiles or Alligators suggest that the spiritual and physical connection of your thoughts are still being developed.
Friendly Talking Alligator:
It indicates that your enemy might appear to be friendly, listen to the message closely to know what to watch out for in waking life.
The flying alligator or crocodile in the dream suggests that you need to let go of your subconscious. You should be more open and expressive about your intended actions.
The size of the alligator can foreshadow the type of difficult enemy or opponent that you may face.