According to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
, mating season for alligators occurs in May and June. Females start building nests of soil, vegetation, and other debris to deposit an average 32 to 46 eggs in late June or early July. The nests typically stand two to three feet high and seven to 10 feet in circumference. Incubation requires approximately 63 to 68 days, and hatching occurs from mid-August through early September.
Our parks are home to wildlife. The following safety tips are recommended for our guests:
1. Be aware of your surroundings and avoid the water's edge.
2. Alligators, snakes, and other animals live in our parks.
3. Do not approach, feed, or taunt alligators, snakes, or other wildlife.
4. Pets, in parks where permitted, must be on a leash no longer than six feet.
5. No swimming or wading except in designated areas.
6. Use common sense while in our parks.