It is illegal to kill, hurt, possess, or attempt to kill, hurt, possess, or capture an alligator, or the eggs of an alligator, unless authorized by the Director of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation.
(2) Any person who violates this section is guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction, must be fined not more than $1,000 or imprisoned in the county jail for not less than 30 days and by a fine not to exceed $2,500.
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Why don’t you feed the alligators?
Providing food for these wild animals (that are naturally afraid of humans) not only makes them bolder and encourages them to seek out people, it also alters their natural diet in an unhealthy way. Do not feed ducks, turtles or any other animals inhabiting waters with high levels of salinity, such as lakes, rivers and streams. Do not allow your pets to play in the water.
This is especially important if your pet is a small dog or cat, as these animals are more likely to get into trouble if they are allowed to swim. If you have a large dog, you may want to consider keeping it on a leash while you are away from the house.
Can you get in trouble for killing an alligator?
Today no state allows indiscriminate killing of wild alligators. A permit is required to harvest an alligator. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is responsible for enforcing all state hunting regulations. The FWC does not have the authority to issue hunting permits. All permits must be obtained from the state in which the hunting is to take place.
What does alligators do to people?
Hitting or kicking the alligator, or poking it in its eyes may cause it to release its grip. Alligators will let go and retreat when they seize prey. If bitten by an alligator, immediately seek medical attention. Alligator bites can result in serious injury or death.
Can a baby alligator hurt you?
Just like you, these little alligators are protected by their mothers. Alligators can be found in all parts of the United States, including Florida, Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee. Alligators have a wide range of colors and patterns, but they are most commonly seen in the following colors: red, orange, yellow, green, blue, brown, black, white, and gray.
What happens if you hit an alligator with your car?
An encounter with an injured alligator could be deadly. Don’t be angry and call the authorities.
How do you scare an alligator away?
It’s a good idea to run away if you can get away from an alligator with a distance of around 20 or 30 feet. If you do decide to run away, make sure you have plenty of water with you. If you don’t, you could end up in the water and drown.
Why do alligators eat marshmallows?
The gators think the marshmallows are eggs which are their favorite snack. It was great. marshmallows are disrupting alligator instincts by tricking them into thinking they are food, because they are not a naturally occurring food in their diet. Well, it depends on what you’re trying to accomplish.
If you just want to get rid of alligators, you can simply shoot them with a tranquilizer dart. However, if you want them to stay away from your property, then you’ll need to do something a little more creative.
How do you tell if an alligator is in the water?
If you see these signs, it’s a good idea to call the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) at 1-888-404-FWCC (8477) or visit their website at www.floridafishandwildlife.org to report the sighting.