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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.

 

 

11. Never take an alligator from the wild

or accept one as a pet.

 

The taking of alligators from the wild, in any of the animal's range states, is illegal and may be punishable by a fine and a prison sentence. Besides the illegality and the danger involved in taking them, alligators (and all crocodilians) make the worst pets. They are far too dangerous, troublesome, expensive to care for and illegal to keep almost anywhere in North America. Don't fall for a sales pitch from a pet shop merchant who tells you that they won't grow too large.Hatchling alligators rest on a natural pad in a marsh.

 

Did You Know? Alligators discovered in the wild in the colder northern U.S. states are actually released or escaped "pets." If not rescued, they die when temperatures drop in the frigid season.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(Image: Ronald Dupont Jr.)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

* 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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