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Watch for Active Alligators as Temperatures Rise


Last updated 4/16/2019 at 7:23pm

Warm spring weather means it's time to brush up on tips for living with alligators The American alligator, Florida's state reptile, is an important part of Florida's wetland habitats. This large reptile is found throughout the state in fresh water lakes, ponds, swamps and slow-moving rivers.

During spring, alligators become more active and visible. When temperatures rise, their metabolism increases and they begin seeking prey.

Although alligator bite incidents resulting in serious injury are rare in Florida, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) recommends taking pre...

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