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An Alligator Safety Guide


An alligator shares a footpath with humans.SAFETY TIPS

By the Dozen*


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1.Be aware on, in or near water. 2. Never approach an alligator.
3. Be extra aware during
the warmer seasons.
4. Never feed or entice an alligator.
5. Report illegal feeding or enticing. 6. Contact authorities if you suspect
a threatening alligator.
7. Create a barrier on your property. 8. If charged, run away
in a straight line.
9. If attacked, fight back. 10. If bitten, seek medical attention.
11. Never take one from the wild. 12. Share your knowledge.



12. Share your knowledge of alligators with others.


Sharing your knowledge of alligators and alligator safety contributes to public safety, and promotes a greater appreciation for the marvels of nature and to a better understanding of our place in it and how our enjoyment of it truly enhances our lives.


Did you know? You can learn to be a Florida naturalist, and teach others what you've learned. Check out the University of Florida's special program for Florida citizens and visitors.


Teaching children is especially beneficial as it helps them avoid the trouble wrought by irrational fears and the fallacies of a pop culture which often portrays alligators wrongly. Furthermore, teaching children instills in them a lifelong appreciation and enjoyment of nature, along with a keen sense of ecology and conservation.


Residents and visitors to alliigator territory should cultivate  a sense of pride in these animals and in their habitat. This reptile has lived almost unchanged for perhaps millions of years, and is now successfully (overall) sharing territory with a large number of humans. We are, in the largest, most important sense, a part of nature. Learning about these animals and about your local environment will improve your quality of life!








* LEGAL NOTICE: This safety information is offered as general information only, and the Owner and Author of this website, his/its affiliates, associates, agents, and advertisers assume no liability in connection with this advice and/or its observance. Every situation with its myriad of factors is unique and impossible to predict, even by an expert. The consideration of the information presented here and from other reliable sources, along with the exercise of good sense and judgment, can go a long way to helping you stay safe. Furthermore, the Owner and Author of this website does not provide legal consultation. To obtain legal advice, consult a qualified attorney.  Any information provided, and/or offers made on this website, are void where prohibited by law. Please refer to this website's Terms of Service for more detailed information.




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