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Gatorland shares safety tips as 2021 alligator breeding season begins

by Brittani Tuttle

As alligator breeding season gets underway and more people are enjoying the outdoors, Gatorland Orlando has shared a few safety tips to keep in mind.

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As any body of water in the State of Florida can be home to alligators who are now on the move for breeding season, they’ll be looking for mates and nesting sites.

Here are a few things to keep in mind during this time:

  • Take note that we are in alligator breeding season right now, and they can be very territorial, and many are out looking for mates.
  • When there is a drought and water levels are low, this can also put alligators on the move.
  • Use extra caution in the morning or evening hours in shallow water, as alligators may think the splashing is an animal at the waters’ edge or is in distress.
  • Stay away from alligators you see in the wild and do not feed them.
  • Remember that it is against the law in the State of Florida to feed or harass an alligator in the wild.
  • Report any alligator concerns to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.

Gatorland also shared an official alligator safety video, which you can check out below:

To learn more about Gatorland, visit Gatorland.com or call 800-393-JAWS.

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