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  • ABOUT ALLIGATORS

    Florida has more than 1.5 million adult alligators. Feeding one is a second-degree misdemeanor punishable by up to $500 and/or 60 days in jail.

    If an alligator attacks:
  • Run away in a straight line. It will outrun a human for 30 feet.
  • If it grabs you, hit it re8peat8edly on its nose and scream. Don't try to pry open jaws.

    Filing a report:
    The Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission takes reports of nuisance alligators at 888-404-3922. Report only alligators that cause problems or pose a threat to public safety. The Web site is wld.fwc.state.fl.us/gators.

    SOUCES: SUN-SENTINEL RESEARCH

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