A HUGE alligator was spotted in a Naples community.
Living in Florida, we’re no strangers to seeing gators out and about. A friend of mine always sees the wildlife I post on Instagram and thinks I live in Jurassic Park. But really, seeing these creatures right in my backyard is one of my favorite things about living in SWFL. Not that I want any encounters, but seeing them out there so peacefully basking in the sun is pretty cool.
I don’t think residents of Forest Glen Golf & Country Club were expecting this sight. A 9-10 foot gator was just casually going for a stroll through the neighborhood, and of course cameras started rolling.
Whether is a huge alligator like this in a Naples community or a smaller gator anywhere in SWFL, sightings like this may start to happen more often in the coming months. It’s alligator mating season.
So what can you expect? This: male alligators puffing out their chests, bellowing out deep, rumbling calls, and engaging in some serious head-butting action to win over the ladies. It’s like watching a WWE match, but with scales and tails.
And the females? They’re not just sitting idly by, waiting for a suitor to come along. Oh no, they’re quite selective in their choice of mate. They’ll examine potential suitors’ size, strength, and overall fitness before making their decision. It’s like a reptilian version of “The Bachelor.”
But the alligators aren’t just looking for love – they’re also looking for a good spot to lay their eggs. And that means that they’ll be on the move, traversing through neighborhoods, golf courses, and even swimming pools in search of the perfect nesting ground.
While it’s cool to see these creatures, remember to treat them with caution and respect. They’re stronger and have bigger teeth than us, so you don’t want to mess with them. And if you happen to stumble upon some scaly lovebirds, well, let’s just say it’s best to give them their privacy.
SOURCE: NBC Miami