Nuisance Alligators

If you have an alligator-related emergency, call Operation Game Thief at 1-800-922-5431

The presence of alligators alone does not qualify it to be a nuisance, even if it is located in an unexpected place. If left alone, most alligators will move on.

A nuisance alligator is one that has lost its fear of humans (as a result of feeding), may cause harm to people or property, &/or is trapped in a place it’s not supposed to be.

Feeding alligators is illegal. Feeding fish, turtle, birds, & other wildlife, as well as disposing of fish guts or carcasses in water bodies alligators may live in, is indirectly feeding alligators and can have the same result.

To report a nuisance alligator

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