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Florida Nature - Alligator Encounter

Alligators in Florida....

it is true, most people do not care for them. Alligators are probably some of the most unloved and maybe even misunderstood animals that we share our beautiful State of Florida with. 

Living in Florida, sooner or later you will encounter an alligator especially where there is fresh water like lakes, ponds, and rivers. You won't typically find alligators in saltwater so you can swim in the ocean without having to worry about them. 


Alligator Florida Nature Photo by Silvia Dukes


Alligators are definitely not the petting kind of animal so being a fearful of them is not a bad thing. Most of them are probably just as afraid of people as we are of them.

They are somewhat curious critters, too so they can become accustomed to people, lose their fear, and become a dangerous nuisance when people begin feeding them. Because of that it is against the law in Florida to feed alligators. 

Alligators are mysterious and fascinating creatures. They have survived millions of years and individuals can get 40 or more years old. They seem to be masters of disguise as well. The alligator in this photo was hiding his body well under water with just the nostrils and eyes visible above the surface and all without even the slightest ripple in the water. 

It is amazing to me that with all the development and the many subdivisions and golf courses in Florida, there is still room for an animal like the alligator to remind us of the wild Florida it once was. 



If you are interested in Florida living and would like to find out about homes in Brooksville, Spring Hill, or Hernando Beach, Florida  that are available for sale or  if you would like to know more information about marketing your Hernando County home for sale, please contact me by phone at 352-584-7441 or email.  


Entry in the 2017 ActiveRain Photo Contest:  Real Life - Animals



 For more information about Hernando County Homes and Land for sale including Spring Hill and the communities of Timber Pines, Glen Lakes Golf and Country Club, Silverthorn, and Hernando Beach , please call or visit my website!

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Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate

Tropic Shores Realty, 3441 Deltona Blvd, Spring Hill, FL 34606

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