If you have an alligator-related emergency, call Operation Game Thief at 1-800-922-5431
The presence of alligators alone does not qualify it to be a nuisance, even if it is located in an unexpected place. If left alone, most alligators will move on.
A nuisance alligator is one that has lost its fear of humans (as a result of feeding), may cause harm to people or property, &/or is trapped in a place it’s not supposed to be.
Feeding alligators is illegal. Feeding fish, turtle, birds, & other wildlife, as well as disposing of fish guts or carcasses in water bodies alligators may live in, is indirectly feeding alligators and can have the same result.
To report a nuisance alligator
- Live within an HOA or Property Management group? Report any nuisance alligators to them first.
- Do not live in an HOA? Report any nuisance alligators to your regional coordinator
- Are you a representative of a Property Management group? Contact your regional coordinator to learn what resources are available to you for managing alligators on your property.