There’s never a good time to mess with Florida’s alligator population, but mating season is especially tense.
A new video from wildlife photographer Bobby Wummer shows just how aggressive alligators can be when the weather warms up and their dander rises. The clip, filmed on infrared cameras, shows alligators slamming into each other and roaring at the Big Cypress National Preserve.
“Please exercise caution this time of year when in the South Florida wetlands. Alligators can be quite aggressive and very territorial!” He shared.
The wildlife photographer also shared another chilling photo of a crowd of alligators in the reserve. Leaving the flash on to catch the reflection of their eyes, Wummer’s photo shows a menacing assortment of wading dinosaurs waiting in the park.
All 67 counties in Florida have alligators. While the reserve is undoubtedly their home and you’re a guest, mating season also brings the chance to see an alligator roaming where it probably shouldn’t be. If you see a displaced alligator, contact the FWC’s Nuisance Alligator Hotline at 866-FWC-GATOR (866-392-4286).
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