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It’s alligator mating season–nice, right?– so I thought as a Florida resident I’d pass on some important information regarding these prehistoric reptiles. The species has existed for 150 million years! They managed to avoid extinction 65 million years ago when their contemporaries, the dinosaurs died off. They are Everywhere in FLORIDA! I live in a gated Golf community in West Palm Beach, and I am surrounded by golfers and ‘gators. I can look out my window and watch them swim by. We co-exist alongside each other, but never do we get too comfortable in their vicinity. They are natural predators, and move extremely fast. We see them sun bathing on the edge of lakes, and trust me when the golf ball gets too close to one of them, a drop is better than a fight. Here are some interesting facts taken from the internet. There are about 1.3 million wild alligators in Florida, according to an estimate from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. That’s more than 22 per square mile and about one for every 15 residents. Alligators prefer fresh water lakes and slow-moving rivers and their wetlands, but can also be found in brackish, or slightly salty, Continue Reading →