If you’re concerned about an alligator, call the Nuisance Alligator Hotline at 866-FWC-GATOR (), and we will dispatch a contracted nuisance alligator trapper to your location. If you’re concerned about an alligator, call the Nuisance Alligator Hotline at 866-FWC-GATOR (), and we will dispatch a contracted nuisance alligator trapper to your location.
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What does animal Control do with alligators in Florida?
They are killed for their meat and hide no matter what. Program has contracts with over 100 trappers. When law enforcement gets a call about an alligator that might pose a threat to people, property, or wildlife, it dispatches them.
How do you get rid of alligators?
The presence of chickens or small pets on your property is not likely to attract them. If you put a pool cover or tarp on top of your pool, the gator won’t be able to get in. Alligator baiting is also possible.
Can you shoot an alligator on your property in Florida?
A person is not allowed to kill, hurt, possess, or attempt to kill, an alligator or other crocodilian, or the eggs of an alligator or other crocodilian, with the intent to sell or otherwise dispose of the alligator or the eggs.
What happens to trapped gators in Florida?
Once an alligator has become a nuisance, a nuisance alligator trapper will be called in to trap and remove the animal to be euthanized at a later time. Nuisance alligators can be dangerous to people and pets and should not be left in the wild.
Can alligators be removed in Florida?
It is a third degree felony in Florida to kill or hurt an alligator. It’s also a felony to capture and keep an alligator or its eggs unless you purchase a special alligator permit from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC).
Alligators are protected under the federal Endangered Species Act, which makes it illegal to take, sell, trade, possess, transport, import, export, or import into the U.S. alligators with the intent to sell or trade them. Alligator eggs are also illegal in the United States, but they can be imported into Florida if you have a permit to do so.
What happens to alligators after they are caught?
People often kill the alligators after catching them and will then try and sell them. The hunters can make a lot of money from their hides and meat. The swamp people are also known for their use of poison, which can be used as a weapon.
They are known to use poison on their enemies, as well as on the hunters themselves. However, it is not known if the poison is lethal to the hunter, and if so, how much damage it will do.
Will pepper spray stop an alligator?
It sucks, but is totally do-able. If you hold out your hand to pepper spray an alligator, it’s a good idea to know that the pepper spray container can cause a colon obstruction and possibly death for you and your family.