How to Survive an Alligator Attack

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Mount Dora was able to reopen its Palm Island boardwalk on Monday morning after a large alligator caused a stir on Sunday. The boardwalk had to be closed for safety reasons. Mount Dora cops snapped a few photos of the 6-7ft alligator, dining on a duck or other waterfowl. safety because there are a lot of big alligators here,” said Carlos Serpa. Many boardwalk regulars were surprised to learn that the alligator was on the boardwalk itself. “I’ve never seen one here, and there’s a giant one living around here. “Said Al Frevola. Some said they would go full 360 degrees if they saw the alligator. “I probably would have had a heart attack if I had stepped on it,” Pat Starnes said. A woman who lives near the boardwalk was surprised to see a large alligator just below where she was walking, either fed or lost her instinctive fear of humans and continues to approach humans,” said said Chad Weber, head of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission,” Weber said. Say you’re on a boardwalk in central Florida, enjoying the view, and encountering an alligator on the boardwalk you’re walking on. Do not turn around and do not run away, but above all do not approach. “You don’t have to run, but create distance. Walk away and report it to FWC or the city or municipality,” Weber said. Mount Dora Police took an early morning walk, saw no problems, and reopened Palm Island Boardwalk. To be as safe as possible, don’t swim in lakes and rivers early in the morning or at dusk when alligators are most active. Keep pets on a leash and away from the water’s edge.

Mount Dora was able to reopen its Palm Island boardwalk on Monday morning after a large alligator caused a stir on Sunday.

The boardwalk had to be closed for safety reasons.

Mount Dora cops snapped a few photos of the 6-7ft alligator, dining on a duck or other waterfowl.

Someone called the alligator aggressive, so officers posted a sign and closed the boardwalk Sunday morning.

“It’s good for safety because there are a lot of big alligators here,” Carlos Serpa said.

Many boardwalk regulars were surprised to learn that the alligator was on the boardwalk itself.

“I’ve never seen one here though, and there’s a giant one living around here,” Al Frevola said.

Some said they would do a full 360 degree turn if they saw the alligator.

“I probably would have had a heart attack if I stepped on it,” Pat Starnes said.

A woman who lives near the boardwalk was surprised to see a large alligator right under where she was walking.

Starnes said she wasn’t usually afraid of alligators, but she was when it approached her.

“An aggressive alligator would be one that approaches humans, has been fed or has lost its instinctive fear of humans and continues to approach humans,” said Chad Weber, head of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.

State fish and wildlife officials have said this is alligator nesting season, so behaviors will be a little different.

“Female alligators are very protective of their nests, so watch where you step,” Weber said.

Say you’re on any boardwalk in central Florida, enjoying the view, and encountering an alligator on the boardwalk you’re walking. Don’t turn around or run away, but don’t approach.

“You don’t need to run, but create distance. Walk away and report it to FWC or the city or municipality,” Weber said.

Mount Dora Police took a morning walk, saw no problems, and reopened Palm Island Boardwalk.

To be as safe as possible, don’t swim in lakes and rivers early in the morning or at dusk when alligators are most active. Keep pets on a leash and away from the water’s edge.

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