- PHOTOS: Alligators from far and wide
VIDEO: Chief Billie performs part of his gator songVIDEO
James Billie, Seminole Tribe Chairman (1979-2003), sings part of his gator song
ABOUT ALLIGATORSFlorida 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
- Alligator shares water with fish