I feel that the Alligator is a very misunderstood creature. I know they have a very harsh exterior, but the alligator is actually very shy. I’ve been mesmerized by this wonderful reptile because I was a kid. There’s a lot more to the alligator than what people may realized.
Here in Florida Palm bay fl squirrel removal stated that pretty much wherever there’s a mud puddle there’s probably a gator. There’s a lot of truth to this, but this is due largely to the fact that we’re taking away their houses on an alarming fast rate. I may be confused, but I am sure that they were here before us, yet people consider them to be a nuisance and invading their land. I am almost certain that it is really the other way around. If we’re taking away their houses then what do you think is going to happen? Where else are they supposed to go?
Something not everyone may know is that alligators are very important to our ecosystem.
Alligators shouldn’t be feared, but should be respected. They can grow to an extremely large size and wild alligator of 13 ft or more aren’t uncommon. Alligators in the wild do exhibit a natural fear of man, and if left alone would much rather stay away from people than attack them.
But, alligators lack the salt-extracting glands of crocodiles and cannot survive in salt water for extended periods of time. Alligators can be seen in a range of habitats such as marshland, swamps, rivers, ponds and lakes.
I am fortunate enough that I am able to sit out on my dock and watch this incredible creature, for hours.
I would like to share my story with you on how my love for the Alligator began, along with some really great information about the Florida Alligator. You will find some great pictures also, most of them taken from my own backyard.