Florida, USA: Love Is In The Air As Gator Mating Season Arrives

Love is in the air, if you’re an alligator or crocodile. As summer approaches and temperatures continue to rise, you might have a few more alligator sightings because amorous alligators and frisky crocs become more active as they look for potential mates.

The sudden activity follows several months of almost bear-like winter hibernation, according to experts. It’s likely more alligators will be seen in lakes, rivers and habitats where they live and males will also move over land during this time of year, from one body of water to another.

Once on the edge of extinction, alligators are now considered fully recovered in all of their native-range states, according to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. Experts believe there are more than a million alligators in Florida, residing in all of the state’s 67 counties

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About Candace M Hansen

Wildlife advocate, conservationist and environmentalist.
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