Fresh From Florida

 The American Alligator is a significant part of Florida’s natural history as well as an integral component of the aquatic ecosystem of our State. The lure to reside on Florida’s beautiful waterways makes interactions with these natural inhabitants expected. Because of their predatory nature, alligators can be dangerous for pets, livestock, and people. The Statewide Nuisance Alligator Program (SNAP), administered by the Florida Wildlife Commission, was established to address complaints concerning alligators. The Commission fields roughly 16,000 alligator related complaints each year and alligators that meet the SNAP criteria are removed by a contracted nuisance trapper with an authorized permit. Since 1988, Florida’s statewide alligator harvest has been recognized both nationally and internationally as a model program for the sustainable use of this natural resource.

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