Alligators in florida map. Ldwf licenses a statewide network of nuisance alligator hunters approximately 65 hunters to capture nuisance alligators. The american alligator alligator mississippiensis fig. Friends back in arizona continually ask me about florida alligator attacks. The american alligator is classified by the us fish and wildlife service as similarity of appearance to a threatened taxon.
Miami the frequency of serious unprovoked alligator bites has grown in florida along with the states population but fatal attacks remain rare. Alligators in the wild like the everglades or your nearest florida park can live to be 50 years old. This listing provides federal protection for alligators but allows state approved management and control programs. Once considered an endangered species here in florida over 2000 american alligators make their home in this 110 acre theme park and wildlife preserve known as the alligator capital of the world.
Living in florida we have to share our space with a very large reptile the american alligator alligator mississipiensis. The florida alligator is regularly in the news because they turn up everywhere close to freshwater. Because of floridas booming population growth people and alligators are constantly forced to cross paths increasing the chances of conflict. Garmin gdb of nps canoe trails in sw florida 04142011 official map and guide for big cypress.
This listing has been adopted by the state of florida. Gators are quick. American leucistic albino and baby alligators we have them all. We receive more than 2200 nuisance alligator complaints annually.
Pdf maps to download. Official map of big cypress previous edition. 1 is the most common of two crocodilians native to the united states and is one of 22 crocodilian species worldwide.