Love Is In The Air! Alligator Mating Season

 Mating season is from late April to June. During this time, they are likely to wander through lagoons as they search for a mate. In the evening or through the nights, males “bellow” as he tries to attract a female. After a courtship in which the male claims a territory and courts a female, the female lays between 20-60 eggs near a body of fresh water and covers them with trees branches, leaves, and other vegetation. Be aware of your surroundings because they are not easily spotted. Because female alligators are very protective, never come between a mother alligator and …

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Alligator Safety

There has been some Alligator activity and movement within Shipyard recently. Please use caution when outdoors and by the lagoons. As always, do not feed or agitate alligators. If you see anyone committing these acts call Security immediately at (843) 785-4776. Download your copy here!

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ALLIGATOR SAFETY IN SHIPYARD

ALLIGATOR SAFETY IN SHIPYARD Warm spring weather means alligators are more active and more visible. Rising temperatures increase an alligator’s metabolism, which means they begin seeking prey. Occasionally you’ll see them basking in the sun as they regulate their body temperature. Alligator mating season begins in early April and goes into June. All of this means that you may encounter an alligator when walking near the water, participating in recreational water activities, or if the alligator has been fed and become habituated to humans. While we do not wish to inspire fear, we do want to take this opportunity to remind our …

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